Japans home-grown stealth fighter from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is aimed at matching similar stealth aircraft of China and Russia as well as competes in the world market for fifth generation fighters. The X-2 is designed to test stealth capabilities and once in full production will compete against the US F-35, Russian T-50 and Chinese J-31 fighters
Japan has unveiled its first indigenous stealth fighter aircraft X-2 and is expected to make its maiden test flight in February. The aircraft is equipped with reconnaissance and intelligence capabilities in a move to close a gap with its neighbours, China and Russia
Japan may be closer to grabbing a US$34.55 billion Australian submarine fleet contract as Germanys ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is reported to lose ground over technical concerns
The first Japanese F-35A Lightning II aircraft began its assembly at the Nagoya Final Assembly and Check-Out (FACO) facility. The aircraft, designated AX-5, has officially begun the mate process, where major components of the aircraft are joined together to form the aircrafts structure, Lockheed Martin said in a statement Tuesday
India will not be closing the $1.6 billion Shinmaywa amphibious military aircraft deal during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes expected visit to India this month
Japans Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is expected to test fly a locally-made stealth jet by March 2016 with technology developed in-house. The plane, called Advanced Technology Demonstrator X (ATD-X) will then be handed over to the Japanese Self Defence Force (SDF), which will start conducting its own tests, Bloomberg quoted Hirofumi Doi, a program manager at the Defense Ministry as saying
US firms will stress on implementing suggestions on offsets, technology transfer and engineering software as eligible offsets ahead of the Indian defense ministers visit to the nation. The group comprising US aviation and defense firms will be urging the ministry to throw more light on the much promoted ‘Make in India programme so as to enable active participation in the programme to meet Indias defence needs, Indian Express news daily reported Sunday
Germanys ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), Frances DCNS and Japans Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-Kawasaki Heavy Industries today submitted bids to build Australias new submarines fleet. Australian and Japanese media reported that the bids by the companies were submitted by the November 30 deadline
Japan has launched new Izumo-class helicopter carrier, Kaga, at the Japan Marine United shipyard in Yokohama on Thursday. The 24,000-ton DDH-184 carrier is considered as second largest ship since world war ll
Indra has won a €4 million contract to develop new forensic analysis laboratories for Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) used in terrorist attacks. The European Defense Agency (EDA) awarded project initially contemplates the design and supply of a first laboratory for €2
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman have won pre-engineering and manufacturing development (pre-EMD) contracts from the US Air Force (USAF) to replace its Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft. The companies received the one-year deals to mature and test competing designs before a production contract is awarded in late 2017
Lockheed Martin has won a contract to integrate Sniper-Advanced Targeting Pod(ATP) onto the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's (JASDF) F-2 aircraft. This initial contract, awarded through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 2014, includes a Sniper pod, spares and support equipment for integration
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