Manila receives two of five training planes leased by SDF

Mar 27, 2017

Manila receives two of five training planes leased by SDF

Two of the five Japanese training planes leased to the Philippines for maritime patrols were formally accepted in a ceremony Monday. The two TC-90 aircraft arrived mid-morning at Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite province, south of Manila, where a handover ceremony was conducted ...

/ Mar 2, 2017

Abe praises Trump's plan to increase defense spending

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to call for an “unprecedented” boost in defense spending. “Strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance through the increase (in defense spending) will be positive for the peace and prosperity of not only Japan and ...

Jan 29, 2017

Pentagon wants Japanese firms' energy, materials tech

The U.S. Defense Department is actively courting private-sector Japanese companies whose civilian technologies have military applications and is particularly interested in 16 categories, a U.S. official said. The official told Kyodo News the Pentagon has explored using Japanese nuclear protective covers, batteries and photovoltaics ...