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Japan-Australia Military Ties Advance: Joint Air Force Drills

Japan-Australia Military Ties Advance: Joint Air Force Drills

The ASDF and the Royal Australian Air Force will conduct joint training drills in Alaska next month on the sidelines of RED FLAG-ALASKA.

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Wikileaks on Japanese-US-Australian intelligence cooperation

Wikileaks on Japanese-US-Australian intelligence cooperation

This one was a bit of a surprise earlier in the week, but it offers useful insight into what Japan’s poor data OPSEC has done to its reputation. In 2006, as Japan and Australia were discussing what would become the March 2007 Japan-Australia Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation, Australia and the US discussed Japanese proposals...

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MSDF P-3C engine change in Australia

Via Alert 5: A MSDF P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft underwent an engine change at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin. (Full set of pictures here.) The Japan-Australia Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA), in which both countries agreed to cooperate and share on logistics and training matters, was finalized in May. Both Japan and Australia...

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On the Japan – Australia logistics deal

There’s an article in the Stanford Review on the Japan – Australia logistics deal. Key point: Japan and Australia are taking steps to hedge against U.S. decline. Leaders in Japan, Australia, China and around the world are asking themselves whether or not the U.S. will have the economic and military power to maintain its security...

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Japan, Australia finalize logistics deal

The Japan – Australia logistics deal first mentioned here in March is now official. The Japan-Australia Acquisition and Cross-servicing Agreement, or ACSA, is intended to promote closer cooperation between the Australian Defense Force and the Self-Defense Forces of Japan in disaster relief, peacekeeping operations and humanitarian missions. Under the new framework, Japanese and Australian troops...

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Japan, Australia in joint logistics deal

On the surface, this makes a lot of sense: Under the deal — only the second for officially pacifist Japan after the one signed with key ally the United States — Japan and Australia will provide food, fuel and other logistical support to each other during peacekeeping operations, disaster-relief missions and other activities, Nikkei said....

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