Japan Plans P-1, SH-60K Program Cuts


Japan has reduced its commitment for Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft.

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Japan plans to cut its planned procurement of Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft from 70 down to 61 and trim its total buy of Mitsubishi’s improved SH-60K naval helicopter from 84 to 77, according to the latest weapon system lifecycle cost estimates from the country’s Acquisition, Technology &...

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