National Apr 1, 2020

Japan to launch team to develop new fighter jet

The Defense Ministry-affiliated Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency on Wednesday set up a dedicated team to develop the successor to Japan's retiring F-2 fighter jet. The team will be led by an Air Self-Defense Force major general working in the position of equipment development officer ...

Japan and others to urge U.S. arms program to fix sloppy service

National Mar 29, 2020

Japan and others to urge U.S. arms program to fix sloppy service

Japan and 10 other countries are set to ask the United States to improve the way it manages its military sales program to address equipment-delivery delays and the slow return of excess payments, government sources say. Worried about its deployment plans being affected by the ...

Defense info may have leaked from cyberattacks on Mitsubishi Electric

National Feb 11, 2020

Defense info may have leaked from cyberattacks on Mitsubishi Electric

The Defense Ministry has said that defense-related information may have leaked following cyberattacks on Mitsubishi Electric Corp. last year. The ministry is closely investigating whether it will have an impact on national security, it said Monday. Information pertaining to bidding for contracts on defense equipment research, ...

National Jan 23, 2020

Japan and U.S. agree to strengthen checks on defense equipment sales

Tokyo and Washington have agreed to strengthen checks concerning the implementation of contracts for U.S. defense equipment sales to Japan. The agreement was reached Wednesday at a meeting in Tokyo between Japan's Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency and the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The ...