Responding to airborne threats: strengthening air and missile defence capability
Japan is an island surrounded by the ocean. Considering the geographic location of Japan, freedoms of navigation and overflight are mandatory to ensure its stability and prosperity. This session will particularly focus on the freedom of the air.
Several points will be touched upon, such as: what kind of aerial threats (ABT/missile/drones) are to be expected in the future? How should we respond to these threats? What active (detection sensors, ships, aircraft fighters, missiles etc.) and passive (protection, recovery, etc.) defence and command/control (network) capabilities should be built? How should cooperation with other countries be considered? What kind of cooperation is necessary between Japan and United-States, considering the alliance between the two countries? What should be their duties? What about the cooperation with US-partners such as UK or Australia?