US approves spy drone sale to Japan

The United States approved the sale of three Global Hawk surveillance drones to Japan on Friday, as Japan is beefing up its Self Defense Forces.
U.S. defense agency said the 1.2-billion-US-dollar deal will allow its major ally to better patrol its skies and “significantly enhance” its capability of gathering intelligence.
Washington has been stepping up arms sales to its allies’ in the Asia Pacific as part of its “pivot to Asia” strategy. And Japan in September passed a controversial law allowing its troops to fight abroad… the first since the end of World War Two.

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