Japan interested in getting EW aircraft, EA-18G is an option

The Nikkei says Tokyo is taking a look at getting electronic-warfare aircraft and Boeing’s EA-18G is one of the options being explored.

U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler breaks away from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 (altered)
By Senior Airman John Linzmeier (DVIDS.net) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The news outlet says the Defense Ministry plans to officially put in a request to buy these specialized aircraft in the Mid-Term Defense Program at the end of the year. Once approved, the acquisition will take place between 2019 to 2023.

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