Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Monday, 05.21.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Apr 24,2007
Japanese military seeking stealth jet
by UPI

TOKYO - The Japanese air force is seeking to add a stealth fighter to its arsenal and has asked its government to garner the technology from the United States.

Japanese air force officials asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to convince U.S. President George W. Bush to part with the advanced technology of the F-22 Raptor stealth jet, the Financial Times said Monday. Abe is to visit the United States this week.

The political move, that was reportedly prompted by Japan's search for a more efficient air force fleet, will prove difficult as the United States' Obey amendment forbids sales of the fifth-generation fighter to foreign sources.

"Abe would be asking for the administration to work with committees on the Hill to change the Obey amendment and allow exports for national security reasons," former White House official Michael Green said.

Yet the newspaper reported that some Washington officials said that the amendment could be altered as part of an attempt to support Japan in its quest to protect its airspace from China.

Copyright ©  2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

713 times read

Related news
Bush praise U.S.-Japanese relations by UPI posted on Nov 16,2007

Abe wants quick trade deal with India by UPI posted on Aug 22,2007

N.Korea denuclearization stressed by UPI posted on Nov 20,2007

Japan narrows foreign policy focus by UPI posted on Nov 13,2007

U.S.-Japan relations tied to North Korea by UPI posted on Oct 26,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 30 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?