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  • Japan Receives First JASDF F-35A Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Japan Receives First JASDF F-35A Aircraft

    The first F-35A aircraft directly assigned to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force has landed on Misawa Air Base, Japan. The jet will be assigned to the JASDF’s 3rd wing, and is the second of its kind built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries‘ Nagoya-based final assembly and check-out facility, Lockheed Martin F-35 said Saturday. The particular unit is one of 42 […] More

  • Lockheed Unveils Initial F-35A for Japan Air Self Defense Force; Marillyn Hewson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Unveils Initial F-35A for Japan Air Self Defense Force; Marillyn Hewson Comments

    Lockheed Martin and Japan have marked the delivery of the country’s first F-35A aircraft in a ceremony held Friday to commemorate the national defense and security alliance between Japan and the U.S. More than 400 guests from the government, military and defense industry sectors in both countries attended the F-35A rollout ceremony, Lockheed Martin said Friday. “As the security environment surrounding Japan has become increasingly […] More

  • Reuters: Japan Meets With Western Defense Contractors for New Fighter Jet Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reuters: Japan Meets With Western Defense Contractors for New Fighter Jet Program

    Japan has met with Western defense contractors including Boeing and Lockheed Martin for a potential “next generation” of fighter jets in an effort to enhance the country’s air presence, Reuters reported Tuesday. Siva Govindasamy writes that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries partnered with Japan’s defense ministry to develop the ATD-X experimental aircraft, whose stealth fighter technologies the country […] More

  • Lockheed to Supply F-2 Targeting Pods to Japan; Marc Nazon Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Supply F-2 Targeting Pods to Japan; Marc Nazon Comments

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to produce and install Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods onboard the Japanese air force“™s F-2 fighter planes. The company said Monday the Sniper ATP platform works to detect and track tactical small targets at extended ranges and is designed to aid pilots during surveillance, precision targeting, intelligence and reconnaissance […] More

  • Northrop to Bolster Support for Largest International Hawkeye Operator; Bart LaGrone Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Bolster Support for Largest International Hawkeye Operator; Bart LaGrone Comments

    Northrop Grumman, Illinois-based AAR and Japan-based Sumitomo have entered a five-year deal to increase industrial and inventory management support for a Japanese aircraft program. The companies will provide maintenance services, airframe components and other equipment for the E-2C Hawkeye as well as options to boost support if required, Northrop said Monday. “Japan is our largest international […] More

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