Japan Adds $6.8B To Defense Budget For Patriot Upgrades, MPAs

Japan will buy three Kawasaki P-1s in fiscal 2021.
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SINGAPORE—Under the charge of recently appointed Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the government has added another JPY774 billion ($6.8 billion) to its already record-high defense budget, primarily to accelerate and bolster its air-defense systems and maritime patrol and transport fleets. This...
Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is the Southeast Asia and China Editor for the Aviation Week Network’s (AWN) Air Transport World (ATW) and the Asia-Pacific Defense Correspondent for AWN, joining the team in 2017.

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