The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force has reportedly scrambled its fighter jets on 25 September, after eight Chinese military aircraft flew near islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese fighters and bombers flew between Okinawa’s main island and Miyako-jima island near Taiwan in a show of force.
The growing tensions in Asia are the ignite point of new arms race. India is one of its main participant. New Delhi is reacting seriously to the growing strength of its neighbours – Pakistan and China.
The US Department of Defense announced that Raytheon has been awarded a $43 million contract for the procurement of 64 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical full-rate production of missiles for the governments of Japan, Norway, and Taiwan. In addition to these missiles, this modification provides for the procurement of 70 Block II captive air training missiles.