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State Department approves possible sale of new early warning aircraft to Japan

  • September 11, 2018
  • , Nikkei evening edition , Kyodo
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Tuesday evening’s Nikkei ran a Kyodo story from Washington saying that the Department of State announced on Monday that it has notified Congress of a plan to allow the possible sale of up to nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to Japan for use by the Air Self-Defense Force. The total cost of the planned procurement of the aircraft would be $3.135 billion. The report said that the department stressed that the E-2Ds will boost Japan’s early warning capabilities but will not change the military balance in the region.

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