Japan Legislates To Protect Defense Supply Chains


The new law will protect the supply chain of programs such as the Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft.

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SINGAPORE—The Japanese government has passed a bill enabling it to take over certain production lines should a private supplier decide to withdraw from a military program, local broadcaster NHK has reported. The law is intended to ensure steady and reliable defense production capability as Tokyo...

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