Monthly Archives: August 2015

How Japan Fell in Love With America’s Drones

After signaling a shift away from pacifism and toward a policy of collective self-defense, Japan is now set to possess the fastest-growing UAV program in the world. By Daniel A. Medina For decades Japan has been the world’s playground for design innovation. But now it may become ground zero for the future of something far…
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Japan Is Running out of Fighter Jets

Japan could be facing a fighter jet shortage over the coming decade plus as it phases out some of its older aircraft. Last week Defense News reported that Japan will face a fighter jet shortage as it starts phasing out its fleetes of F-2s and F-15s starting in the 2020s. Japan has already begun retiring…
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