Easy access to all the Government news updates

Subscribe and receive personalized news articles straight in your inbox

*By clicking "Join us now" you agree to receive emails, promotions and general messages from ExecutiveGov. In addition, you also agree to ExecutiveGov's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.


Nick Szechenyi: Japan Requests $51B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2017

1 min read

MissileDefenseNick Szechenyi, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has said Japan has requested $51 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017 in response to regional security threats, the National Defense magazine reports.

Vivienne Machi writes Szechenyi said those regional threats include disputes over the East China Sea with China as well as missile and nuclear weapon development in North Korea.

Szechenyi told the magazine that Japan’s FY 2017 budget request for defense represents a 2 percent rise over the previous fiscal year and includes the procurement of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35A fighter aircraft, as well as plans to update the country’s Standard Missile 3 Block 2A platform and PAC-3 missile launcher systems.

Japan also plans to modernize its maritime surveillance aircraft, acquire a new submarine, invest in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tools and advance joint defense training cooperation with the U.S. and other countries, Szechenyi said.

Details on Japan’s defense budget request come after the country expressed plans to expedite a $1 billion investment to facilitate upgrades to ballistic missile defense systems in response to North Korea’s rocket tests.

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about DoD

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.