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 ...


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