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Japan – AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs).  The estimated cost is $113 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Government of Japan – KC-46A Aerial Refueling Aircraft

WASHINGTON, Sep. 21, 2016 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for KC-46A aerial refueling aircraft and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $1.9 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Japan - SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles

WASHINGTON, Jul 19, 2016 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles, equipment, and support. The estimated cost is $821 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 15, 2016.

Japan – DDG (guided missile destroyer) 7 and 8 AEGIS Combat System (ACS), Underwater Weapon System (UWS), and Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC)

WASHINGTON, Aug 7, 2015 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for DDG 7 and 8 AEGIS Combat System, Underwater Weapon System, Cooperative Engagement Capability and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 4, 2015.

Japan – E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft

WASHINGTON, Jun 1, 2015 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.7 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Japan – UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Missiles

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2015 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $199 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 12.

Japan – V-22B Block C Osprey Aircraft

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2015 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for V-22B Block C Osprey aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Japan – AIM-120C7 AMRAAM Missiles

WASHINGTON, Dec 12, 2014 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for AIM-120C7 AMRAAM missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $33 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Hagel Discusses U.S.-Japan Defense Relations in Interview

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed the defense relationship between the United States and Japan, the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific, U.S. and partner-nation efforts to promote peace and stability in the region, and other issues during his question-and-answer interview with The Nikkei newspaper.

An article written from that interview was published on Nikkei’s website early today.

The text of the interview follows:

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Hagel, Japanese Security Advisor Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 – During their meeting at the Pentagon today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Japanese National Security Advisor Shotaro Yachi welcomed the establishment of Japan's National Security Council and discussed ways to deepen and enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued today.

The text of Kirby’s statement follows:

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