Undated file photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy shows a RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle conducting tests over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. (REUTERS)

Paper | Federal Executive Fellows Policy Papers

Incorporating Unmanned Aerial Systems Into The Japan Air Self-Defense Force

September 25, 2014, Ryoji Shirai

Ryoji Shirai examines the acquisition of unmanned aerial systems given the regional strategic environment in East Asia and Japanese military culture. The strategic environment around Japan in particular has grown more complicated with the rapid expansion of military activity in the sea and airspace surrounding Japan, including incursions into Japanese territory.