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Japanese F-3 to Fly with British Engine
Air Engine and Transmission

Japanese F-3 to Fly with British Engine

Japan is reportedly finalizing its policy on jointly developing the jet engine of its future F-X fighter jet with the UK. Rolls-Royce will partner with Japan’s IHI Corporation, and both will also offer the engine for the export market.

Japan JMSDF Introduces The fourth FFM Mogami-Class Frigate ‘Mikuma’
Navy / Maritime

Japan JMSDF Introduces The fourth FFM Mogami-Class Frigate ‘Mikuma’

Japanese shipyard Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) launched the fourth Mogami-class vessel, “Mikuma,” in Nagasaki. It is a next-generation frigate also known as FFM for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF).

Western Powers Show Flag near China
Navy / Maritime

Western Powers Show Flag near China

Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, and the United States have completed combined military exercises in Asian waters.

Japan's National Security Strategy will be Revised in Late 2022
Country

Japan's National Security Strategy will be Revised in Late 2022

Japan is considering revising the end of 2022 National Security Strategy, according to Japan Times. The government sources speaking to daily stated that the strategy paper presents medium- to long-term guidelines for defence and foreign policies.

Japan Receives the First KC-46A Refuelling Tanker from Boeing
Air Bilateral Relations

Japan Receives the First KC-46A Refuelling Tanker from Boeing

The first of four KC-46A tankers have been delivered to the Japan Air Self-Defence Force, marking the program’s first delivery to a client outside the U.S.

Turkey and Japan to Cooperate in Space
Space Bilateral Relations Expo and Air Show

Turkey and Japan to Cooperate in Space

Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Turkish Space Agency (TUA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The Pacific Ocean Is Heading Towards Turbulent Times
Regional / Strategy

The Pacific Ocean Is Heading Towards Turbulent Times

While China boosted its footprint in the Pacific Ocean near Taiwan, a joint naval drill was scheduled to send a strong message to China.

Japan Extend Satellite Life
Space

Japan Extend Satellite Life

The Japanese Ministry of Defence wants to extend the life of its satellites, and demands help from private company Astroscale.