General Atomics building Japanese drone

(C4ISRNET) General Atomics is collaborating with a Japanese consortium to speed up operational approval for medium-altitude, long-endurance UAVs to operate in Japanese civil airspace. “As a nation surrounded by sea and frequently impacted by natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and typhoons, Japan is a country in strong need of resilient situational awareness and communication capabilities….

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Japan’s new education guidelines condemned for adding wartime military training item

(Xinhua) Japan’s education ministry has approved recently a new version of education guidelines, which includes for the first time jukendo, or “way of the bayonet” in the physical education curriculum for middle school students, sparking condemnation from the public. Critics, however, point out that it is inappropriate to teach students jukendo in schools, as jukendo is…

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Taiwan to build eight submarines under indigenous shipbuilding project

(Reuters) Cheng Wen-lon, chairman of state-controlled shipbuilder CSBC Corp Taiwan, which has been contracted to build the submarines, also told lawmakers that the initial design will be fully completed by early 2018. Military and defense industry officials in Taiwan have said the first submarine is expected to go into operation within 10 years. Taiwan has…

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