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DSEI Japan 2023 Conference


International Cooperation on Defense Equipment

16 Mar 2023

While it has been eight years passed since the Defense Equipment Transfer Principle was revised in 2014, only a few cases of equipment transfer from Japan have been made. The support to Ukraine was limited to bulletproof vests. A discussion will be made on to what extent the defense equipment transfer principles should be modified to increase international cooperation on defense equipment and security cooperation. We will also explore the possibility of international joint development of defense equipment in the future, taking into account the past experiences in the U.S. and the U. K.

Contents of Discussion:

  • Evaluations of the Defense Equipment Transfer Principle as of today
  • Possibility of revisions of the Principle of Defense Equipment Transfer
  • Views of Japanese Defense Industry of oversea transfer of Defense Equipment
  • The U.S. and the U.K’s experiences on oversea transfer of Defense Equipment and their expectations for Japan
Hideo Suzuki, 元経済産業省通商政策局長(Former Director-General of Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)) - 元防衛省取得改革担当審議官(Former Director-General for Acquisition Reform, Ministry of Defense(MOD))

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