Japan's Defense Ministry looks to smaller firms for new SDF equipment

Aug 15, 2017

Japan's Defense Ministry looks to smaller firms for new SDF equipment

The Defense Ministry is actively searching for technologies developed by small and medium-size domestic firms to use in equipment for the Self-Defense Forces, according to ministry documents obtained by Kyodo News. The ministry has traditionally looked to major manufacturers for domestically produced SDF equipment. But ...

Japan favors Aegis Ashore over THAAD to bolster missile defenses: sources

May 13, 2017

Japan favors Aegis Ashore over THAAD to bolster missile defenses: sources

Japan is leaning toward choosing the Aegis Ashore missile-defense system over another advanced system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), government and ruling party sources have said. Faced with North Korea's rapid missile and nuclear development, and its threats, Japan has been looking into ...