Japan decreasing order of weapons in the shrinking defense industrial base
Japan China-made Type 90 main battle tanks, according to Jane’s website
September 29, 2009 reported that Japan’s Defense Ministry has said that as defense spending coupled with the continued reduction of domestic decreasing quantities of weapons and equipment, Japan’s defense industrial base is shrinking .
Japan, the Defense Project Steering (NDPG) ongoing review of the follow-up study showed that “Japan’s defense environment” is changing, this change led directly to industries falling, and the decline of the industrial sector mostly from the defense sector SMEs.
study also warned, “If the trend continues, it will cause serious impact on Japan.” The study also highlighted a number of military aviation and ground systems with some relevant figures. But the report, the Navy has not released the relevant figures for industry.
statistics show that since 2003, a total of 13 Japanese Ground Self-Defense for the production of infantry fighting vehicles and tank companies go bankrupt, there are 35 companies not to leave the defense sector is to reduce the volume of industrial production .
addition, there are 20 production for the Japanese Air Self Defense Force fighter aircraft equipment and related components, sub-contractors, has announced that they have to exit from the field of national defense or will soon exit the market. (China Shipbuilding Technology and Economy Institute Lei Song)