japan's hysteria over n. korea missile test - manufactured?
DrMarty | April 5, 2012 at 02:32 amby
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He is expected to "kick off a discussion over joint development of defense equipment," according to a WSJ report.
"Companies like Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. may be better known abroad for large-scale overseas projects such as desalinization plants, but they also pump out guided weapon systems and components like the AAM-3 air-to-air missile for the F-15 fighter for Japan's defense ministry," the Journal notes.
If a deal comes to fruition, it would be the first deal struck since rules on Japan's weapons exports were relaxed in December, and it would also mark the first instance of Japan co-developing systems with a country outside of the U.S.
Filling out the card, the Japanese Foreign Ministry is considering providing the Philippines with patrol vessels and a sea-ground communications system as part of its official development assistance, according to unnamed sources.
The move is intended to secure the safety of the nation's sea-lanes and help the Philippines boost its maritime security. The Foreign Ministry plans to dispatch officials to the Philippines in May to determine the type and number of patrol vessels to be sent to the country.
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