Japan’s military aviation programs not fully funded

The Nikkei has identified shortfalls in the funding of military aviation projects in Japan’s current five-year defense program which ends this year.

Mitsubishi F-15 (1)
By 航空自衛隊 [GJSTUv1], via Wikimedia Commons

The government was suppose to buy 10 C-2 transport planes from Kawasaki but so far only seven planes are funded.

Twenty instead of 26 F-15s have been earmarked for modernization as the cost of improving the jets have double in price.

A proposal to buy nine multipurpose helicopters is also going nowhere as they are charges that the selection was unfair.

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