Oct 20, 2016

New, fuel-efficient MSDF destroyer Asahi launched in Nagasaki

The Maritime Self-Defense Force’s newest destroyer was christened the Asahi and launched Wednesday at a shipyard in Nagasaki. The new destroyer, which is to go into service in March 2018, is the first MSDF ship that uses a combined gas turbine engine and electric ...

Mar 13, 2016

Delivery of Japan stealth jet prototype likely to be delayed

A prototype of Japan’s first stealth fighter jet is unlikely to be ready to ship by the end-of-March deadline due to delays in the flight testing schedule, sources close to the Defense Ministry said Sunday. The aircraft, developed by a consortium led by Mitsubishi ...

Japan unveils first homegrown stealth fighter prototype

Jan 28, 2016

Japan unveils first homegrown stealth fighter prototype

A prototype of the first Japan-made stealth fighter was unveiled to the media Thursday at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. factory in central Japan. The Defense Ministry’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency displayed the prototype, which was developed by a consortium of domestic companies ...