Japan Air Self-Defence Force


Super Moderator
Staff member
Verified Defense Pro
Japan to begin receiving Joint Strike Missiles from April 2021

A Japanese MoD official had told Janes in January that Tokyo is looking to procure those weapon systems from the United States “as soon as possible” for fitment onto JASDF F-15J Eagle fighters to enhance the platforms’ capabilities to effectively counter attacks at longer ranges.
But of course some people from a certain country will start to complain that "Japan will get offensive attack weapons which reflects Japan's agressive imperialistic intentions".
This is a good acquisition by the Japanese and makes complete sense integrating the JSM with the F-15J. As for the whinging from Beijing, they've only got themselves to blame because of their aggressive actions in the SCS, against Japanese islands, and elsewhere.