Japan’s Boeing super interceptor jet deal ‘likely to anger China’ squib

The already strained ties between Beijing and Tokyo are set to worsen with the sealing of a deal for Boeing to upgrade Japan’s warplanes into “super interceptors”, analysts warn.According to the US Defence Department, the contract was agreed in late December and involves the upgrade of the Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) fleet of F-15J Eagles, which numbered 155 in service as of 2020.The deal is in line with Japan’s more proactive posture in response to increasing regional tensions. Also…
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