C-130

The Mystery of Japan’s KC-130 Buy

JSW pal Mike Yeo posted last week at his blog, The Base Leg, about a strange Japan Self Defense Forces purchase. Japan is purchasing 6 ex-US Marine Corps KC-130R transport/refueling aircraft. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency says in a statement: The Government of Japan has requested a possible sale to provide 6 KC-130R and 30...

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Wanted: New Small Satellite Launch Vehicles for Japan

Wanted: New Small Satellite Launch Vehicles for Japan

Japanese research into small satellites using aircraft as launch platforms is moving forward.

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