Japan Puts Maritime Systems First In 2016

Credit: Japanese Defense Ministry
Big orders for antisubmarine warfare (ASW) aircraft and helicopters, sea-based Bell-Boeing V-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, a new-technology submarine and surveillance aircraft are priorities in Japan’s 2016 defense budget. The request is 2.2% higher than 2015’s, putting it back at the 1998-2003...

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