The security alliance between Japan and the United States has been a cornerstone of peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region for generations.
Playing a part in that alliance, and working in partnership with local businesses, Lockheed Martin delivers cutting-edge technologies and innovations to support the future prosperity of Japan and its communities.
The F-35 Lightning II program provides 5th generation fighter aircraft capability which will significantly enhance Japan’s ability to maintain air superiority for homeland and remote island defense. With the Final Assembly and Checkout Facility (FACO) in Nagoya now complete, Japan’s F-35 aircraft are being assembled and delivered in Japan. The program seeks to contribute to the growth of Japan’s aerospace industry by providing jobs, economic activity and more potential for innovation and introduction of new technologies.
Commercial as well as military helicopters are provided by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (三菱重工) in partnership for the last 65 years. Meanwhile, the Aegis combat system has provided advanced sea, air and undersea threat detection capabilities to Japan’s Kongo- and Atago-class ships for the last 25 years, while integrated missile defense systems offer a layered defense capability.
Working with our Japanese partners, we are committed to partnering with industry to shape best-value solutions that deliver low-risk, proven capability with high levels of local content, technology transfer and workshare.