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VIDEO: Japan’s F-2 fighters damaged in earthquake and tsunami

It appears as though up to 18 of Japan’s F-2 fighters may have been damaged in last week’s earthquake and tsunami, according to news reports. These are from the 21st Fighter Squadron, located at Matsushima Japanese Air Self Defence Force base in Miyagi prefecture. The F-2, which is manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is the […]

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Japan looking to take new direction with future fighter programmes

The growing trend towards international joint-development of military aircraft is leading Japan to review its military export policies. Japan’s long-standing ban on the export of military equipment effectively stops local manufacturers from participating international programmes such as the Joint Strike Fighter. But many of the top programmes these days are multinational joint-development programmes. And Japan’s […]

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