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Japan unveils defense budget, seeking hypersonics, frigates, F-35s

U.S. soldiers assigned to 7th Special Forces group and British Rangers assigned to 4th Rangers board a CH-47 Chinook during Project Convergence 22 at Fort Irwin, California.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan’s Defense Ministry has requested another record defense budget, with the agenda featuring naval vessels, F-35 fighter jets, hypersonic weapons development and armored vehicles. The ministry announced Aug. 31 that it submitted a request for $52.9 billion to the Finance Ministry for the coming fiscal year, which starts April 1, 2024. The dollar figure continues a decade-long …

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