DSEI Japan 2019

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  • Under Japan's post-war constitution, quickly coined as the ‘Peace Constitution,’ Japan outlawed the act of war as a means to settle international disputes, whilst armed forces designed for outwards ex ...
  • In December 2018, Japan’s government announced a record US$47 billion defence budget for the fiscal year starting in April 2019. By 2023, it hoped that overall spending on defence would reach the $240 ...
  • It was announced in April 2019 – in move symbolic of Japan’s growing desire to play a leading role on the world stage – that the SDF would be deploying a contingent of personnel to the Sinai Peninsula ...
  • The Japanese Ministry of Defence is planning to strengthen its posture in space given the mounting importance, and vulnerability, of its key space assets such as satellites. Their proneness to hacking ...
  • Two Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) officers visited the UK in May at a Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRX) for Operation TRENTON, the UK’s contribution to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

  • Nearly 100 aircraft and 3,000 personnel from the United States, Japan and Australia participated in Cope North, an annual exercise which ran until 8th March at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
  • Details have emerged about Japan’s development of a next-generation amphibious armoured fighting vehicle.

  • Japan Purchases two Aegis Weapon Systems

    The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has agreed the US$2.15 billion sale of two Aegis Weapon Systems to Japan. Over the next 5 years, Japan’s defence budget is expected to reach a record $242bn – which includes the Aegis systems.

  • Japan has said it is willing to offer new defence equipment, which would include aircraft and vessels to Malaysia as part of enhanced bilateral security ties.
  • Japan will release a five-year defence plan expected to reach $240 billion
  • It has been reported that the Japanese government will upgrade its two existing Izumo-class helicopter carriers so they are able to transport and launch fighter jets.