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185 Million all total based on figures given.
Ground based systems tend to be cheaper and the F15 could be based off the shelf.
They didn’t give a figure for the Kawasaki C-2 airlifter based Jammer. But I think there was another post that did.
 

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185 Million all total based on figures given.
Ground based systems tend to be cheaper and the F15 could be based off the shelf.
They didn’t give a figure for the Kawasaki C-2 airlifter based Jammer. But I think there was another post that did.
Previously reported in AWST July 23, 2019. Japan will upgrade its F-15 with APG-82 and ALQ-239 EW.

Japan’s program for upgrading
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Eagles could have been an opportunity to bring advanced Japanese technology into service—with associated costs and risk. Instead, Tokyo is playing it safe, choosing U.S. systems already integrated in various versions of the big fighter.

The centerpiece of the work will be installation of the
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APG-82 radar. The fighters will also use the
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ALQ-239 DEWS electronic warfare equipment. And Raytheon, not Japanese, air-to-air missiles will probably arm the fighters.
 

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Japan Flight Tests Sensor Suite For Future Fighter

Source : Aerospace Daily & Defense Report Sept 9, 2019
TOKYO—Japan has flight tested an integrated suite of sensors for its next fighter, creating a single system from a gallium-nitride radar, a passive radio-frequency (RF) sensor and an infrared camera. So far, results look good, the defense ministry said.
The developmental system is the result of a 10-year effort aimed at overcoming the difficulty of detecting stealthy targets. It is part of a wider program of technology accumulation for the proposed combat aircraft.
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The passive sensors clearly aiming at the J-20. I wonder how its range would compare against the IRST21 block 2 being developed for the F-18 Block 3 which reportedly can pick up any plane that generates IR signature at a range beyond 100 kms.
 

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Japanese Ministry Proposes ‘Launch’ Of Future Fighter In Fiscal 2020


The Japanese defense ministry proposes to launch Future Fighter development in the fiscal year that begins in April 2020, saying it should proceed even if a hoped-for international partnership cannot be arranged.

The ministry’s wording and financial requests imply, but do not quite specify, that it is seeking commencement of full-scale development, the point at which resources would be mobilized and the country committed to creating the new combat aircraft type.

A flying testbed for the program is proposed, and the ministry wants to set up a Future Fighter Development Office.

In its Aug. 30 budget request for fiscal 2020, the ministry urged the government to authorize the “launch of Japan-led development of a fighter aircraft that can play a central role in future networked combat. (Regardless of whether there is international cooperation, a program, being indispensable to Japan, is planned.)”

Unusually, this item in the request has no suggested funding figure, though one will be needed before the nation’s parliament sets the budget. It usually does so in March.

The government said in December 2018 it aimed to proceed with an international program under Japanese leadership to develop the Future Fighter. It wanted to launch the program sometime in fiscal 2019-23. The new type is intended to replace Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) F-2 fighters in the 2030s.
Source AWST Sep 10, 2019
 

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Can’t win em all.
The JGSDF has been looking to replace the type 96 8x8. They had a Komatsu team on it but apparently it fell through. They short listed 3 bidders.
The Home team Mitsubishi heavy industry. They have shown two 8x8 vehicles the type 16 MGS and we’re offering another 8x8 in the past.

The visitors.
General Dynamics land systems LAV 6.0 a heavily updated Canadian 8x8 a cousin to the Stryker A1.

Patria AMV XP.
 

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US Army, JGSDF Conduct First Anti-Ship Exercise in Japan

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and the US Army conducted their first ever combined anti-ship drills in Japan, as part of the annual Orient Shield exercise, according to pictures released by the US Army Japan press office.
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As an artillery system, HIMARS can not target ships directly but may be used as decoy (to saturate and consume enemy air defense weapons) before Type 12 missile system attacks. Obviously, flight profiles are different between surface-to-ship missiles and rocket, and well trained ship crews should be able to differentiate between the SSM and the rocket acting as a decoy.
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