Japan to Get RQ-4 UAVs Through FMS

Japan is to receive three RQ-4 Block 30 (I) UAVs after the sale was cleared by the US State Department.

24th Nov 2015


Japan to Get RQ-4 UAVs Through FMS

Japan is to receive three RQ-4 Block 30 (I) UAVs after the sale was cleared  by the US State Department. The deal will also include associated parts, equipment and training costing $1.2 billion in total. The purchase comes at a time when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been beefing up his country’s defense spending to counter Chinese influence. It was announced earlier this year that Japan is planning its largest ever defence budget which, if approved, will be in the region of $41 billion.

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