India’s updated Defense Procurement Policy (DPP) for 2013 that was to be released in January is delayed by five or six months, a senior defense ministry official told AIN. The DPP governs the buying of military weapons and equipment.
Ministry of Defense
A ceremonial review of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) last month included the static display of two new Japanese air-to-air missiles that are now entering service on the JASDF’s F-15J interceptors. The AAM-4 is an active-radar-guided replacement for the AIM-7M Sparrow. It has been under development by Mitsubishi and the Japan Defense Agency (JDA) for about 10 years.