DSEI Japan 2019

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  • 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 Purchase’s 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.