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Clement Charpentreau
USAF F-16 accidentally releases dummy bomb in Japan

A United States Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon accidentally dropped an inert bomb on private land outside training grounds in Aomori Prefecture, north of Japan's main island of Honshu....


Clement Charpentreau
South Korean F-15K jets fly over islands disputed by Japan

During an event marking the 71st anniversary of the South Korean Armed Forces, several F-15K fighter jets flew a patrol over the disputed islands of Dokdo (or Takeshima in Japan), causing an official protest from Japanese officials....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing begins Japan KC-46 Pegasus tanker assembly

Boeing began assembling Japan’s first KC-46 Pegasus tanker by loading a 25-meter (82.4 feet) long wing spar in the company’s 767 production facility in Everett, United States....


Clement Charpentreau
South Korean F-15K jets fire warning shots at Russian aircraft

Fighter jets of the South Korean Air Force fired warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that had violated its airspace off the east coast twice....


Clement Charpentreau
Japan calls off crashed F-35A search, rest of fleet grounded

Japan ended its search for the pilot's body and the wreck of the F-35 fighter jet that fell to sea on April 9, 2019....


Clement Charpentreau
Northrop Grumman delivers first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to Japan

The U.S.-based aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman announced on May 31, 2019, that the first Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye of an order of four had been delivered to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)....


Gediminas Ziemelis
Will Japan become powerful player in aircraft manufacturing?

In a money heavy industry like aviation, financing is the difference in success and failure. At the moment, only players who have a proven track record are able to keep a strong foothold in the indust...


Clement Charpentreau
Japan finds some debris from its F-35A lost at sea

Japan announced on May 7, 2019, that it had found more debris, including part of the flight recorder, from the F-35 fighter jet that crashed into the sea a month before....


AeroTime Team
JAL cleared to receive Airbus A350XWB later in 2019

Japanese authorities have issued type certification for the Airbus A350 XWB, opening doors for Japan Airlines (JAL) to receive first deliveries of the airliner later in 2019.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
Crash of Japanese F-35A confirmed, pilot missing

UPDATED: The crash of an F-35A stealth fighter jet of the Japan Self Defense Forces during a training flight on April 9, 2019, was confirmed....