The Japanese Ministry of Defense announced, on September 10th, the down-selection of three contenders for the Next Armored Wheeled Vehicle project. This project aims to replace the Komatsu Type 96… Continue reading "Japanese MoD Downselects GDLS, Patria and Mitsubishi offerings for Type 96 APC Replacement"
Japan launched its second Maya-class guided missile destroyer, JS Haguro (DDG-180), on 17 July in a ceremony in Yokohama City. The 170-meter (558 foot), 8,200 metric tonne destroyer was constructed… Continue reading "New Japanese Aegis Destroyer JS Haguro Launched"
A Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-35 was lost some 85 miles east of Misawa Air Base, in Aomori Prefecture, at approximately 7:27pm local time, JASDF representatives say. The aircraft… Continue reading "Japan Suffers F-35 Crash off North Eastern Shore"