Defence February 2020

Partners in arms


Renewed Relationship

Stronger UK–Japan defence ties
Defence March 2019

HMS Montrose visits Japan

Defence November 2018

UK and Japan join forces

Historic military exercise for “natural partners”
Defence May 2017

Defend and secure

UK–Japan defence ties open door for British firms
Defence July 2015

Quality and prestige make impact at MAST Asia

UK firms display at Japan’s first defence exhibition
Defence December 2013

Made to Serve

The Royal Navy's HMS Daring pulled alongside Tokyo’s Harumi Pier on 30 November for a four-day port call.
Defence December 2013

Historic Pacts Cement Collaboration

This year marks the signing of two landmark UK–Japan agreements on defence cooperation and information security.
Defence December 2012

After the Typhoon

When Japan decided not to buy the Eurofighter Typhoon as its next-generation fighter aircraft, there was deep disappointment among the firms in the consortium that had designed it, including the UK’s BAE Systems plc and Rolls-Royce plc.
Defence May 2012

Sweet Deal or Arms Race?

The Joint Statement on the UK/Japan Defence relationship that was agreed during Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Tokyo in April has the potential to forge even closer links between Japan and the UK, and generate millions of pounds’ worth of new contracts for British firms, although officials are keen to emphasise that the future growth of exchanges in the defence sphere will be “evolutionary rather than revolutionary”.