Defense Ministry says it will seek funding for long-range cruise missiles

Dec 8, 2017

Defense Ministry says it will seek funding for long-range cruise missiles

The Defense Ministry will request additional funding in the next fiscal year's budget to procure long-range cruise missiles for fighter jets, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Friday. Onodera denied that the new acquisitions will constitute a shift in Japan's strictly defense-oriented policy, under which the ...

Oct 5, 2017

U.S. approves missile sale to Japan amid North Korea threat

The United States approved the sale of 56 advanced medium-range missiles to Japan for an estimated ¥12.6 billion ($113 million), the State Department said Wednesday as the two allies face a growing missile and nuclear threat from North Korea. The planned sale of the AIM-120C-7 ...