"THE Japanese Government is about to ease its universal embargo on weapons exports in a move that may foreshadow Japan joining the US-controlled F-35 joint strike fighter project.
The decision is another whittling-away of Japan's long-standing policy of standing apart from foreign military engagements and co-operation.
It would allow Japanese companies to join international weapons development programs, such as the F-35 program, by removing the ban on exporting components to other participants
Tokyo has already lifted one corner of the 33-year-old embargo to participate in the US's Pacific ballistic missile defence program - Japan is developing an advanced nose-cone for the SM-3 high-altitude interceptor missile."
So, does this mean the pilots will start to see miniature microwaves for heating their lunch in the flightsuits?. Downloadable Manga and Hentai content for their HUD?. Aircraft with Coca Cola LED advertising on the side?. I guess time will tell.
....I hope they start working on Transformers.