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Defense Ministry requests record budget of 5.3 trillion yen

  • August 31, 2019
  • , All national papers , Kyodo News
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All national dailies and Kyodo News reported on Saturday that the Defense Ministry requested a total of 5.3222 trillion yen for its FY2020 funding, up by 6.3% from the FY2019 budget. The defense budget request includes the cost of developing the successor to the Air Self Defense Force’s F-2, 84.6 billion yen to procure six F-35B stealth fighters, and 12.2 billion yen to purchase vertical launching systems for the deployment of Aegis Ashore missile defense batteries.

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