Japan's National Security Strategy published in December, reorients JASDF
to create an amphibious brigade, which promotes plans to buy the tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft.
Having said that, however, it was quite uncertain whether the JASDF
would introduce the F-35B at all.
Working together continuously with our JASDF
counterparts is critical to the development of integrated operational capabilities.
For four years after that, I covered a number of Japan-US bilateral military exercises and wrote several stories on the JASDF
for Japanese magazines.
Northrop Grumman will continue to provide E-2C support to JASDF
and other E-2C operators as the U.
The Japan Ministry of Defense announced its selection of the F-35A as the JASDF
next generation aircraft on Dec.
However, with the advent of these distant deployments, the difficulty of supporting them with the "short legs" of the JASDF
transports became evident.
6-tonne Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawks to Misawa AB in northern Japan from May 2014, and the JASDF
hopes to operate one of these aircraft jointly with that service in 2015.
John Holmes, Aviation Services Group Vice President a Aviation Supply Chain for R commented, "Providing in-stock inventory reduces lead times and helps increase the sustainability of the JASDF
E-2C aircraft platform.
2, with approximately 380 JASDF
is expected to buy 40 C-2s to replace its C-1 30s and Kawasaki C-is.
5 From Phantoms to Lightning: What does JASDF
Procurement mean for Radar Systems Spending?