SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 28 September 2022, Wednesday |

Japan plans to develop longer-range missiles to counter China, Russia

Japan will develop and mass produce a cruise missile and a high-velocity ballistic missile, it said on Wednesday, as it seeks the ability to strike more distant targets as part of a military expansion aimed at meeting threats from China and Russia.

The procurement plan unveiled in the Ministry of Defence’s annual budget request represents a clear departure from a decades-long range limit imposed on Japan’s constitutionally constrained Self Defence Forces, that meant they could only field missiles with ranges of a few hundred kilometres.

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  • Reuters