National Oct 23, 2020

LDP group calls for building new Aegis destroyer

A group of lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday proposed that the government build a new Aegis destroyer as an alternative to the abandoned Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system. The group said that an Aegis destroyer can offer flexibility in operations ...

Japan defense procurement documents found to be falsified

National Oct 8, 2020

Japan defense procurement documents found to be falsified

The government has said that documents related to the defense minister's approvals of defense equipment procurements by the Maritime Self-Defense Force were found to have been falsified. The Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency, under the wing of the Defense Ministry, said Wednesday that it has ...

ASDF deploys new reconnaissance plane at Iruma base

National Oct 3, 2020

ASDF deploys new reconnaissance plane at Iruma base

The Air Self-Defense Force said Friday it has deployed a new reconnaissance plane at its Iruma base in Saitama Prefecture on Thursday. "With the equipment for collecting radio wave information fully renewed, we can play an important role in the field of electromagnetic waves," ASDF ...