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Japan commissions 10th Sōryū-Class Attack Submarine

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its 10th Sōryū-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) on 18 March. The submarine JS Shoryu (SS-510) was built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and its shipbuilding subsidiary Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation (KSC). The boat was commissioned during a ceremony held...

Japan to develop long-range, anti-ship cruise missile

Japan has decided to develop for the first time a long-range, anti-ship cruise missile that can be carried by fighter jets and that is capable of attacking a warship from beyond the range of enemy weapons, The Times of Japan reported 18 March. Citing government...

KONGSBERG awarded Joint Strike Missile contract for Japan’s F-35 fighter aircraft

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) announced on 11 March that the company has entered into a contract with Japan to supply the initial deliveries of JSM (Joint Strike Missile) for their fleet of F-35 fighter aircraft. Development on the JSM - a 5th generation...