Tag Archives: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Japan Receives First JASDF F-35A Aircraft

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

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 …

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Inmarsat Selects Mitsubishi as Launch Provider for Airbus-Built 6th Generation Satellite

Inmarsat Selects Mitsubishi as Launch Provider for Airbus-Built 6th Generation Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will serve as the launch provider for a satellite that Airbus built for Inmarsat‘s sixth generation satellite fleet. The Inmarsat-6 F1 satellite will be launched aboard the MHI H-IIA launch vehicle in 2020 to offer new capacities for the former’s customers including advanced global safety services, mobile services …

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Lockheed: Japan Rolls Out 1st Locally Assembled F-35A Aircraft

Lockheed: Japan Rolls Out 1st Locally Assembled F-35A Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Japan has unveiled its first locally-assembled, Lockheed Martin-made F-35A fighter aircraft at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries‘ F-35 final assembly and check out facility in Nagoya. Lockheed said Monday MHI operates the F-35 FACO in Japan with technical support from Lockheed personnel and oversight from U.S. government officials. The launch ceremony was attended by Japanese …

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Nikkei: Lockheed, Mitsubishi Submit Joint Response to Japan’s F-2 Replacement RFI

Nikkei: Lockheed, Mitsubishi Submit Joint Response to Japan's F-2 Replacement RFI - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson has said her company and its partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have jointly responded to Japan’s request for information on stealth fighter aircraft in August, Nikkei reported Saturday. Sam Nussey writes that Japan is considering whether to develop new aircraft domestically, tap foreign defense companies or just procure additional …

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Jeff Kohler: Boeing in Talks With Japan for Potential Fighter Aircraft Development

Jeff Kohler: Boeing in Talks With Japan for Potential Fighter Aircraft Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event

An official with Boeing said the company held talks with Japanese government representatives at the Farnborough International Airshow to propose a possible collaboration on the development of a fighter jet that would replace the country's F2 planes, Nikkei Asian Review reported Saturday. Jeff Kohler, vice president of international business development …

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Reuters: Japan Meets With Western Defense Contractors for New Fighter Jet Program

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

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 …

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Report: BAE, Babcock, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi Eye Partnership for Australian Submarine Program

Report: BAE, Babcock, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi Eye Partnership for Australian Submarine Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event

BAE Systems and Babcock International want to join a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries–Kawasaki Heavy Industries alliance in pursuit of a $50 billion contract to build submarines for the Australian military, Defense World reported Friday. The two British defense contractors maintain operations in Australia. Defense World quoted a Japanese defense official as …

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Report: MBDA, Mitsubishi Electric Explore Partnership to Develop F-35 Missiles

Report: MBDA, Mitsubishi Electric Explore Partnership to Develop F-35 Missiles - top government contractors - best government contracting event

MBDA and Mitsubishi Electric are undertaking a preliminary deal to develop midrange missiles for the F-35 fighter jets as part of the Japanese government’s efforts to establish international defense procurement partnerships, Reuters reported Thursday. Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo report the deal would be the first to involve using Japanese-built parts for missile exports as Prime …

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