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Komatsu ends work on key Japan Self-Defense Force vehicle

Sharp fall in orders prompts Japanese manufacturer to terminate development

Komatsu's light armored vehicle has been a mainstay of Japan Self-Defense Forces deployed overseas.
Komatsu's light armored vehicle has been a mainstay of Japan Self-Defense Forces deployed overseas.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Komatsu has discontinued development of new light armored vehicles for Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force, citing low demand and meager profits, Nikkei has learned.

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