Bradley Perrett

Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Bradley Perrett, based in Beijing, covers China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian who has lived in China since 2004.
Before joining Aviation Week in 2006 he was a macroeconomics, politics and aerospace journalist with Reuters. Perrett holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Japanese Licenses Open Military Supply Spigot 
Japan’s policy change on arms exports opens opportunities for foreign partners
South Korean Joint Chiefs: Two Engines For KF-X 1
South Korean military raises stakes for the country’s proposed indigenous fighter
Japan Sharing Advanced Seeker Technology For Meteor 
Europe’s Meteor may get Japan’s advanced AESA seeker
Deliveries Soon From Chinese Aleris Aluminum Mill 
The mill’s move into the final stages of the qualification process follows its achievement of Nadcap accreditation, a necessary precondition that was announced last month.
ATD-X Emerges Amid Japanese Fighter Choices
Considering a cooperative fighter program, Japan ground-tests its demonstrator
South Korea Chooses KAI To Develop LCH-LAH Helicopter 
AgustaWestland and Airbus are competing to be KAI's partner. Airbus proposes to use the program to replace or at least update its 4.9-ton EC155, while AgustaWestland is offering to adapt the 4.5-ton AW169.
Air China Seeks To Merge MRO Operation With Ameco
Lufthansa Technik continues to resist the move, partly because it would dilute the German company’s share of Ameco. Talks in 2011 to combine the two entities ended without an agreement.
Japan, Britain To Collaborate On Meteor Guidance
Ministers in the National Security Council approved the collaborative effort on July 17, expecting to sign the agreement with Britain as soon as September.
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