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Main items in FY2018 Defense Ministry budget requests for equipment procurement

  • August 23, 2017
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

In light of North Korea’s repeated missile launches, the Defense Ministry has decided to include 47.2 billion yen for the procurement of the new SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missiles for installation on Aegis ships in its budget requests for FY2018. A request for the procurement of the land-based Aegis Ashore systems developed by the U.S. will also be included without entering a specific amount, as the cost is to be determined by the end of 2017.

 

Main items in the Defense Ministry’s budget requests (in billions of yen) 

 

Land-based Aegis Ashore systems and other new equipment

TBD

Construction of two destroyers with countermine warfare capabilities

96.4

Construction of submarines with upgraded detection capabilities

71.5

Procurement of six F-35A fighters

88.1

Procurement of four Ospreys

45.7

Procurement of Global Hawk drones

14.4

Development of warning and control radars for detection of stealth aircraft

19.6

Technical research on high velocity glide bombs for island defense

10.0

Technical research on anti-ship missiles for island defense

7.7

Procurement of new interceptor missiles for Aegis ships

47.2

(Abridged)

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