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U.S. Army opens Patriot missile storage facility in Japan

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The U.S. Army has opened a new Patriot missile storage facility in Japan to react faster than ever before to threats in the region. According to a recent service news release, Army opened the world’s most state-of-the-art, rapid reaction Patriot Missile Facility to the Soldiers of 1-1 Air Defense Artillery in Okinawa on May 19. […]

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Boeing receives $79.4M for support for Japanese KC-46A tankers

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American plane-maker Boeing has won a sole-source, $79,4 million deal for KC-46A long-lead spares, initial spares and support equipment from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, according to an Apr. 19 Pentagon announcement. The award, an undefinitized modification of a previous contract, provides mission-essential long-lead spares, initial spares, and support equipment for use […]

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Japan’s first RQ-4B drone completes maiden flight

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Japanese first RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle completed its maiden flight, marking a major milestone for the international program. According to a Northrop Grumman statement, Corporation successfully completed the first flight of Japan’s RQ-4B Global Hawk on April 15, 2021 from Palmdale, California. With an unmatched combination of range, endurance, and payload capability, Global […]

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China confirms that its aircraft carrier formation conducts training near Taiwan

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On Monday, the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China officially reported that the Liaoning aircraft carrier formation conducted the training exercise in waters around Taiwan. In a statement presented by the Ministry, the Chinese PLA Navy Spokesperson Senior Captain Gao Xiucheng said it was a routine training exercise organized according to […]

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Japan Coast Guard expands its fleet with two new H225 helicopters

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Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest commercial helicopter maker, on Tuesday announced that Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17, comprising two AS332s and 15 H225s. According to a company news release, the largest Super Puma operator in Japan received its […]

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Japan commissions new ocean surveillance ship

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The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force announced Thursday that it has added the newest JS Aki ocean surveillance ship to its fleet during the commissioning ceremony. In a ceremony held at the Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co. shipyard in Tamano City officials welcomed the third 67 m-long vessels of the Hibiki-class of Ocean Surveillance Ship into service. […]

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Japan-South Korea dispute may get worse

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After the last standoff between the Korea Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard in January, it became known that situation continues worse and Korea currently calls Japan ‘neighbor,’ not ‘partner’. South Korean media last week, reported that Korea referred to Japan as its “neighboring country” in its newly published defense white paper, instead of the […]

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U.S. Marine Corps uses MRZR tactical warfighter as mobile command vehicle

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The U.S. Marine Corps shared his experience with the use of the light, all-terrain platform as a mobile command post and communication vehicle.  According to a press release from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit released on Sunday, the use of the MRZR (Military RZR) all-terrain vehicle enhances the mobility of communication capabilities. The vehicles are agile, […]

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U.S. Marines conduct UTV training in Japan

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The U.S. Marine Corps announced on Friday that Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, have conducted the Utility-Terrain Vehicle Driver’s Course on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. According to a recent service news release, the Utility Terrain Vehicle Course teaches Marines capabilities and proper handling of off-highway vehicles during its reconnaissance missions. UTVs are […]

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U.S Air Force MC-130J spec ops transport practice formation flying in Japan

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The U.S. Air Force has announced that a group of its MC-130J Commando II aircraft conducted a formation flying demonstration at Kadena Air Base, Japan. According to a recent service news release,  the 353rd Special Operations Group conducted combine mid-air into a larger formation and fly to specific airdrop locations to simulate the forced entry […]

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