Japan alters plans for Aegis missile defence yet again
In another plot twist, Japan is set to reduce the size of its future Aegis missile defence destroyers.
Japan considers specialist submersibles and LRADs
Recent exhibitions in Japan saw companies offering specialist equipment such as tactical submersibles and long-range acoustic devices to the Japanese military.
Japan belatedly plans to introduce armed UAVs
Japan has been lagging behind in the application of military UAVs, but current conflicts have prompted it to realise the need for armed UAVs and loitering munitions.
Japan mulls options for several armoured vehicle programmes
Japan's military is seeking follow-on generations of 8x8 and 4x4 armoured vehicles, and overseas designs are strong contenders.