Bechar06 Posted December 10, 2022 Share Posted December 10, 2022 La DEFENSE JAPONAISE à la croisée des chemins ... https://www.scramble.nl/military-news/future-defence-plans-for-the-japan-self-defense-forces "In order to economise on defence spending in the coming years some types will be retired, while for others the numbers planned to be ordered will be reduced. For the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), more emphasize will be made on protecting the air and space domain, therefore it will be renamed into the Koku Uchu Jieitai or Japan Air and Space (Self) Defense Force. Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) : The big shocker is the retirement of almost the entire anti-tank helicopter fleet of the JGSDF. All AH-64DJP Apaches and OH-1 Ninjas will be retired, together with the bulk of the remaining AH-1S Cobra fleet. Probably only one Cobra unit will survive. For the Japan Marine Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) it is planned to reduce the number of Kawasaki P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and Sikorsky SH-60Ks but the exact impact is not clear. It could mean less P-1s will be acquired than originally planned or even stopping production altogether... could mean a limited number of SH-60Ls will be bought or even stopping developement of this Seahawk variant It is anticipated in the plans that Unmanned (Combat) Aerial Systems (UCAS) will be acquired to take over the tasks of the JGSDF attack helicopters and of the JMSDF anti-submarine fleet." 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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