Japan’s 2011 defense budget request is virtually unchanged (up 0.1%) from 2010, but seeks enhanced surveillance capability, improved ballistic missile defense (BMD) and defense of the Senkaku Islands, which are at the center of a dispute with China. Major equipment acquisitions for surveillance include a seventh Soryu-class diesel/electric submarine with better satellite communications, at ¥55.7 billion ($666 million); three Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft, ¥55.1 billion; and four ...


You must be a paid subscriber to access "Japan Bolsters Surveillance".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.