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Ground
Self Defense
Forces
Equipment

1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel ,000 - - - - - - - - - -
Active -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Equipment Source Inventory
Tanks 1222 1160 1040 980 880 600 600 600 600 600
mm Type 10 MBT-X JP - - - - - - 50 100 -- --
mm Type 90 JP - 100 170 280 320 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 74 JP 822 870 870 700 560 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 61 JP 400 190 - - -- -- -- -- --
Personnel Carriers         -- -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 96 JP - - - 160 250 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 73 JP 250 310 340 340 310 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 60 JP 300 380 270 30 -- -- -- -- --
Armored Vehicles         -- -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 90 ARV JP - - - - - -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 89 JP - 40 60 - 70 -- -- -- -- --
Reconnaissance         -- -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 87 RCV JP 35 80 90 100 100 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 82 JP 122 200 230 200 220 -- -- -- -- --
Artillery
Self-Propelled + Towed 900 630 600 -- -- -- --
Self-Propelled 290 160 310 250 210 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 99 155 JP - - - 20 50 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 96 JP - - - - -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 75 JP 200 70 200 140 80 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 74 JP 20 - 20 - -- -- -- -- --
mm M-110A2 JP 70 90 90 90 80 -- -- -- -- --
Towed         -- -- -- -- --
mm FH-70 EU 140 380 460 480 420 -- -- -- -- --
mm M-101 USA 290 - - - -- -- -- -- --
mm M-1/M-2 USA 40 - - - -- -- -- -- --
mm M-115 USA 40 - - - -- -- -- -- --
Rockets         -- -- -- -- --
mm 89mm JP 910 2970 1430 910 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 75 130mm JP 70 70 60 20 -- -- -- -- --
mm MLRS USA - 10 50 90 100 -- -- -- -- --
Recoiless         -- -- -- -- --
mm 84mm JP 2600 2720 2720 2720 2710 -- -- -- -- --
mm 106mm JP 450 270 100 30 -- -- -- -- --
Anti-Tank         -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 64 JP 220 220 170 60 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 79 JP 100 220 240 220 190 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 87 JP 44 180 260 410 440 -- -- -- -- --
Air Defense         -- -- -- -- --
mm Twin JP 70 50 30 10 -- -- -- -- --
mm Type 87 SP JP 60 40 50 50 -- -- -- -- --
Aviation
Army Aircraft         -- -- -- -- --
LR-1 JP 20 20 10 10 -- -- -- -- --
LR-2 JP - - 90 90 -- -- -- -- --
Attack Helos 50 80 90 90 90 90 90 -- -- --
AH-64D / AH-X USA - - - 2 10 50 90 -- -- --
AH-2 JP - - - - - -- -- -- -- --
AH-1S USA 50 80 90 90 70 40 0 -- -- --
AH-1E/F USA - - - - -- -- -- -- --
Scout Helos         -- -- -- -- --
OH-1 JP - - - - 28 -- -- -- -- --
OH-6D / MD-500 JP 171 180 170 120 20 -- -- -- -- --
Transport Helos         -- -- -- -- --
Transport - Heavy .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
V-22B USA - - - - - - - 17 17 17
CH-47J JP 15 30 40 50 50 -- -- -- -- --
Transport - Medium .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
UH-60J JP - - 10 30 30 -- -- -- -- --
AS-332L EU 3 3 3 3 3 -- -- -- -- --
KV-107 JP 37 10 - - -- -- -- -- --
Light / Utility .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
UH-X JP - - - - - -- -- -- -- --
UH-1H/J JP 137 130 150 150 140 -- -- -- -- --
TH-55 JP 20 Some - - -- -- -- -- --
Missiles
Surface to Air         -- -- -- -- --
SAM-1 Type 81 TAN JP 44 60 60 60 60 -- -- -- -- --
Type 87 JP - - 40 90 50 -- -- -- -- --
SAM-2 Type 91 JP - - 110 210 330 -- -- -- -- --
SAM-2 Type 93 Kin JP - - 40 90 110 -- -- -- -- --
Chu-SAM JP - - - - 10 -- -- -- -- --
I-HAWK JP 200 200 200 200 180 -- -- -- -- --
FIM-92A Stinger USA 180 330 320 80 50 -- -- -- -- --
Surface to Surface         -- -- -- -- --
Type 88 JP - - - 100 100 -- -- -- -- --

Sources: Military Periscope, The Military Balance
The State Department 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 May 5, 2015. The Government of Japan has requested a possible sale of 17 V-22B Block C Osprey aircraft, 40 AE1107C Rolls Royce Engines, 40 AN/AAQ-27 Forward Looking InfraRed Radars, 40 AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems, 40 AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Receivers, 40 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser Systems, 40 AN/APX-123 Identification Friend or Foe Systems, 40 AN/APN-194 Radar Altimeters, 40 AN/ARN-147 VHF Omni-directional Range (VOR) Instrument Landing System (ILS) Beacon Navigation Systems, 40 629F-23 Multi-Band Radios (Non-COMSEC), 40 AN/ASN-163 Miniature Airborne Global Positioning System (GPS) Receivers (MAGR), 40 AN/ARN-153 Tactical Airborne Navigation Systems, 80 Night Vision Goggles, Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) with unique planning components, publications and technical documentation, aircraft spares and repair parts, repair and return, aircraft ferry services, tanker support, support and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, software, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, logistics and technical support services, and other elements of technical and program support. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States. Japan is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in that region. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist Japan in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with U.S. objectives and the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. Japan is modernizing its transport fleet to better support its defense and special mission needs. The proposed sale of V-22B Block C Osprey aircraft will greatly enhance the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s humanitarian and disaster relief capabilities and support amphibious operations. This sale will promote burden sharing with our ally and interoperability with U.S. forces. Japan will have no difficulty absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this weapon system will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractors will be Bell Helicopter and Boeing Rotorcraft Systems via a joint venture arrangement with initial assembly of aircraft fuselage occurring in Ridley Park, PA and final aircraft assembly occurring in Amarillo, TX. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require travel of United States Government or contractor representatives to GOJ on a temporary basis for program technical support and management oversight. There will be no adverse impact on United States defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.



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