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Japan contracts Kongsberg for more Joint Strike Missiles

Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace revealed on December 1 that it has signed a follow-on contract to supply more Joint Strike Missiles (JSMs) for Japan’s Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fleet

Japan begins MV-22B Osprey flight operations

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) became the first international operator of the US-built Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor after it began flight operations with the platform on November 6

Boeing to build two more KC-46As for Japan

The USAF contracted Boeing to build and deliver an additional two KC-46A Pegasus tanker/transports for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force on October 29

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The Last Operators of the F-4 Phantom

The sun is setting on the mighty McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II as operator numbers continue to decrease. Key.Aero takes a look at which nations still operate this military aviation icon

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FlyPast Classics: Tony’s Trials and Tribulations

Malcolm V Lowe explains how Japan’s uniquely powered Ki-61 Hien...

Boeing partner with MHI on Japanese F-15J upgrades

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Boeing recently signed a direct commercial sale agreement to support upgrades to Japan’s F-15J multi-role fighter fleet.

US approves Japan’s $23bn F-35 purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 105 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters to Japan.

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Goto Get to Amakusa!

In Japan it often feels like the train can take you anywhere...

Textron delivers first two U-680As to JASDF

Textron Aviation has delivered the first two of three Cessna U-680A Citation Sovereigns to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF).

Japan Coast Guard orders two additional H225s

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has placed an order for two additional Airbus Helicopters H225s.