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    Japan Is Taking A Two-Step Approach To Fielding Its First Operational Hypersonic Weapons

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    Japan is reportedly pursuing development of two hypersonic weapons using different boost-glide vehicle warheads. The plan could offer the Japanese military game-changing capabilities to deter its regional opponents, primarily China in the East China Sea, and is also the latest signal that the country is moving away from its pacifist post-World War II constitution.

    On Oct. 15, 2018, Japan’s Mainichi Shimbun newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said the country’s Ministry of Defense had crafted the hypersonic weapon plan with an eye toward having the initial system in service no later than 2026. The second type would hopefully arrive in 2028. The Japanese government first officially revealed it was working on what it calls the Hyper-Velocity Gliding Projectile (HVGP), in an annual defense white paper that came out in August 2018.

    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...ding-its-first-operational-hypersonic-weapons
     
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    Defense Ministry may develop new jet fighter based on F-22 with Lockheed Martin

    TOKYO -- The joint development of a next-generation stealth fighter jet based on the F-22 with U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin is emerging as a likely candidate for the Ministry of Defense's plan to replace the F-2 fighter in the 2030s, according to people close to the arrangement.

    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20181029/p2a/00m/0na/004000c
     
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    It looks like the new Shikishima class patrol vessel ends it's construction process in Mitsubishi's Nagasaki Shipyard. It's sheduled to enter the service by the end of 2019 with two more to follow on a year-to-year basis after which Shikishima class will consist of 5 of those.

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    There are three schools in MOD procurement, the bean counters, the domestic industry protectorates and, the mid center who tries to moderate the two by inviting foreign contractors to provide solution and/or money in development.
    The only thing is Lockheed does not provide either and Japan already developed an indigenous engine that matches various specs that the US offers and AESA radar technology for fixed wing aircraft that Japan pioneered.Lockheed may have advanced avionics but that is not anything new nor sensor centralization with AR and VR technology which is basically available everywhere.
    So what is Lockheed bringing to the party that stands out from rest of the crowd?
     
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    What might have made it realistic would be had the USAF been receptive.
    Had the USAF pooled in the Bean counters might have been able to move in. I mean if the U.S ordered a few hundred and the Japanese a few hundred the price point would have been more favorable as both sides Could have soaked up some risk. I mean they went in with F35.
    With out that pool though as a stand alone program, the JSDF Once bitten twice shy. JSDF is still not quite happy with what happened with the F2 program and places a lot of ire on Lockheed Martin for it.
     
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    in the US Thread Nov 3, 2018
    and now noticed
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    etc.: https://dambiev.livejournal.com/1368530.html
     
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    Trying to understand this... a successful SINKEX conducted by JSDF on 17th and 31st July... but not on 13th, 14 and 29th July? o_O
     
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    supposedly it's cool
    With Glue, Japan Uses Composite For Fighter Substructure http://aviationweek.com/defense/glue-japan-uses-composite-fighter-substructure
     
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