Sep 4, 2014

Japan to buy 6 F-35 and 20 P-1 Patrol Planes

Japan's defence planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an intensifying rivalry with China.
In an bid to better protect remote islands, Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy six F-35 stealth fighters from Lockheed Martin as well as 20 P-1 patrol planes from Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

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