Japan wins cost cuts from U.S. on F-35 fighter jet package

Feb 2, 2017

Japan wins cost cuts from U.S. on F-35 fighter jet package

Tokyo has secured cost cuts on support equipment for its next batch of six U.S. F-35 stealth fighter aircraft of around $100 million, according to sources and Japanese budget papers, on top of savings being finalized for all buyers of the high-tech jets. The deal ...

Sep 29, 2016

Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsubishi Heavy may integrate nuclear fuel units

Hitachi Ltd., Toshiba Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. are considering integrating their nuclear fuel businesses, sources said Thursday. The tie-up could come in the spring. Their nuclear businesses have been in the doldrums since the 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power ...

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 led ...

Dec 4, 2015

Probe launched over abrupt change in MSDF's next chopper pick

A special unit under the defense minister is investigating whistleblower information that the Maritime Self-Defense Force's preferred choice for its next-generation utility helicopters, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani admitted Friday. Although the minister declined to elaborate, ministry sources said Thursday that the MSDF's preferred choice has ...