The Japanese government has confirmed plans to acquire three Global Hawk drones from Northrop Grumman for their Air Self-Defense Force after China announced an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) that covers most of the East China Sea.
The drones are part of a five-year defense buildup program that also includes three new aerial refueling planes, three high-speed destroyers for the Maritime Self-Defense Force, two new Aegis destroyers equipped with missile defense systems, five new submarines, 99 combat vehicles, 52 amphibious vehicles and 17 tilt-rotor transport aircraft.
The government will allocate ¥24.67 trillion for the defense program.
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