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U.S., Japan agree to launch joint study on military telecommunications, surveillance

  • August 4, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei and Sankei wrote that the governments of the United States and Japan agreed on Monday to launch a joint study on enhancing telecommunications, surveillance, and command capabilities of the U.S. military and the SDF. The papers wrote that this is part of the two nations’ efforts to strengthen their defense cooperation based on the U.S.-Japan Mutual Defense Assistance Agreement, and that ChargĂ© d’Affaires Young and Foreign Minister Motegi exchanged the letters of agreement.


Mainichi ran a similar story, adding that the two governments agreed to move forward with a joint study on command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR). The paper wrote that the United States and Japan will study technical challenges to safety and flexibility of intelligence sharing in the unified operational networks between the U.S. military and the SDF.

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