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Boeing began assembling Japan’s first next-generation tanker

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The U.S. aerospace giant Boeing began assembling Japan’s first next-generation tanker, loading a 82.4-foot (25 meters) long wing spar in the company’s 767 production facility. “This is an exciting day for the program and we look forward to building and delivering these multi-role tankers to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF),” said Jamie Burgess, Boeing […]

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New Joint Light Tactical Vehicles arrives at 3rd Marine Division on Okinawa

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The new Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles arrived at 3rd Marine Division on Okinawa, Japan. With armor, an engine, and durability greater than that of the Humvee, the JLTV is a valuable new asset to 3rd Marine Division and will greatly increase mission success and lethality, according to a recent service news release. “The JLTV […]

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General Dynamics to bid for Japanese Type-96 replacement program competition

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The world’s leading provider of wheeled combat vehicles General Dynamics Land Systems has been down-selected as part of Japan’s Next Armored Wheeled Vehicle project. Japan’s Next Armored Wheeled Vehicle procurement will be managed by the Japan Ministry of Defense. “Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) selected the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) 6.0 8×8, produced by General […]

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U.S. Marines conducts AAV crew-served weapons training in Japan

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U.S. Marines with 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, conduct Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) crew-served weapons training on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, according to 3rd Marine Division. The Marines-unique helicopter, called the AAV, is an armored assault amphibious full-tracked landing vehicle designed to carries troops in water operations from ship to shore, through rough water […]

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U.S. Marines, Soldiers hone fast-roping skills at Camp Hansen in Japan

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U.S. Marines, Soldiers conducted ‘helicopter’ rope suspension technique training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, according to III MEF Information Group. This type of training provides Marines with the ability to conduct helicopter (tiltrotor aircraft) insertions and extractions where aircraft landings are impractical. and called the Helicopter Rope Suspension Technique (HRST). Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion […]

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U.S. Marines demonstrates mobility of HIMARS during simulated amphibious raid

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U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Division demonstrated the mobility and lethality of the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during a simulated amphibious raid at Kin Blue, Okinawa, according to 1st Lt. Christina Metzler. The training provides an opportunity for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy to enhance their interoperability and develop new methods […]

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Boeing to upgrade fleet of Japanese E-767 surveillance aircraft

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The U.S. aerospace giant Boeing will upgrade the fleet of Japan Air Self-Defense Force E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. Boeing announced on its Twitter account that the first E-767 aircraft of the Japan Airborne Warning and Control System fleet has landed in San Antonio. “We’ll be upgrading the fleet [of E-767 aircraft] to […]

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U.S. Marines use MRZR-D off-road vehicles during exercise in Japan

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U.S. Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, and Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division have used new MRZR lightweight off-road vehicles during Artillery Relocation Training Program in Ojojihara, Japan. The MRZR is a multi-configurable, tactical vehicle developed by Polaris Industries that the reconnaissance Marines utilize in their missions. With […]

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U.S. Navy stealthy special operations boats spotted at a port in Naha

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A group of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) stealthy Combatant Craft Medium Mark 1 boats were photographed at a Japanese port in Naha last week. Ship spotter with posted numerous photos on its Twitter account of stealthy special operations boats, commonly known as CCM Mk1. Photos posted on Twitter on Aug. 11 appear to […]

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U.S. Air Force deployed squadron of RQ-4 Global Hawks to Japan

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The U.S. Air Force has deployed a squadron of RQ-4 Global Hawks, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to Yokota Air Base, Japan. According to a statement released by the 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs, the rotational deployment of the Global Hawk to Japan is necessary to ensure Airmen can continuously operate the platform during […]

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