Japan looks to expand military R&D with the US

26 September 2017

Japan is looking to expand its military research and development (R&D) ties with the United States as part of continuing efforts to boost indigenous capability and strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.

A spokesperson from the Japanese Ministry of Defense’s (MoD’s) Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency (ATLA) revealed to Jane’s that while military R&D co-operation is already strong between the two countries, new areas for collaboration have emerged from a recent review of Japan’s future military technology requirements.

“We positively intend to co-operate with the US … on various kinds of advanced technologies in the future,” said the ATLA spokesperson.

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