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Japan looks to Greece for first major defense export

Athens envisions using amphibious rescue plane for firefighting

With the US-2 priced at more than $90 million, Greece is expected to seek assistance from the EU in making the purchase. (Photo courtesy of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will begin negotiations with Greece to export the US-2 rescue aircraft in a deal that would mark the nation's first sale of finished defense equipment, sources have told Nikkei.

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