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Japan will buy missile defense missiles from the United States to protect against China

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The Japanese government intends to buy American anti-aircraft missiles SM-6 in order to block the potential threat from Chinese cruise missiles, the Yomiuri newspaper reported, citing sources in government departments.


According to them, the SM-6 missiles are supposed to be equipped with two American ground-based missile defense systems Aegis Ashore, which Tokyo intends to deploy in the country approximately in 2023-24. It has already been decided that they will be equipped with modernized SM-3 Block2A joint US-Japanese missiles, which are considered extremely effective for intercepting enemy ballistic missiles at an altitude of more than 1 thousand km. It is assumed that the two installations of Aegis Ashore can effectively cover the entire territory of the country from ballistic missiles.

Japan will buy missile defense missiles from the United States to protect against China


However, in this configuration, these complexes can not be used to repel an impact using low-flying low-profile cruise missiles. The Japanese missile defense system has the means to combat them, but they are not considered to be effective enough and do not have the required range. At the same time, Chinese strategic bombers, constantly appearing in the Japanese region, are capable of carrying cruise missiles with a range of more than 1,5 thousand kilometers, including nuclear warheads, which are of utmost concern in Tokyo.
Additional equipment Aegis Ashore missiles SM-6, is believed to help largely remove this threat. Missile defense complexes in this configuration will not be able to cover the whole of Japan from cruise missiles. However, according to the calculations of the military, they will protect the zone of Greater Tokyo and other most important and densely populated areas. Prior to the deployment of ground-based Aegis Ashore, these missiles are supposed to be equipped with Japanese warships having a naval counterpart of such missile defense systems, reports TASS.

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  1. SERGE ANT
    SERGE ANT 18 October 2017 18: 40 New
    +6
    And when? Eynovsky missiles flew through your heads, where were the vaunted American missile defense?
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 18 October 2017 18: 42 New
      +4
      Japa's dad woke up and decided to trump to give a gift, to give extra money. Only Eun and Xi will not stop it. Only spur the race for new weapons.
    2. Finches
      Finches 18 October 2017 18: 47 New
      +6
      Nobody asks Japan in this deal ... but the Chinese cannot stand the Japanese and they won’t wait until Eun cries in Tokyo, winking actively at him, saying that the USA should be second in line! laughing
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 18 October 2017 19: 20 New
        +3
        Zhenya, hello! hi drinks And what is it with yapps: seasonal exacerbation of paranoia, or what? belay That DPRK was afraid, and now China for the company? So Russia can be offended - why aren’t they afraid, or are they afraid but silent? What - all on a piece of paper of the owner? wink
        1. Finches
          Finches 18 October 2017 19: 30 New
          +3
          Hi Pash! drinks Japan is completely under America - it doesn’t even lie, but is dissolved in it!
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 18 October 2017 19: 33 New
            +3
            Quote: Finches
            Japan is completely under America - it doesn’t even lie, but is dissolved in it!

            This is what non-living nuclear bombs do, go to their grandmother! am
          2. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 19 October 2017 03: 39 New
            +7
            Pasha, Zhenya. I greet both of you categorically !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            Quote: Finches
            Japan is completely under America

            In my opinion, the yapps clearly lost in terms of their safety. Ever since America adopted Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Russians would never forgive this .... I communicate with the Germans through an interpreter and through my lip .....
      2. Viktor.12.71
        Viktor.12.71 18 October 2017 19: 28 New
        +1
        Quote: Finches
        but the Chinese of the Japanese cannot stand

        This is not so, the cultural conquest of Japan with a bang took place in South Korea, now the march is in China. It is youth who lend themselves to cultural influence.
        1. Finches
          Finches 18 October 2017 19: 36 New
          +3
          I did not communicate with Chinese youth! But with the Chinese officers it happened - they perceive Japan only as a target for their nuclear warheads!
          1. DEPARTMENT
            DEPARTMENT 18 October 2017 20: 54 New
            +1
            Quote: Finches
            I did not communicate with Chinese youth! But with the Chinese officers it happened - they perceive Japan only as a target for their nuclear warheads!

            Koreans, Chinese remember how their Japanese were slaughtered by millions ... But for some reason, Japan forgot how their United States reduced the civilian population by 300 thousand at a time, dropping a nuclear bomb on two cities .. Paradox? Oh, the samurai also frightened you into slaves turned the USA!
            Your "contribution" to US treasury bills (debt ..) Will soon decrease many times .. There under 2 trillion, it seems, ..? heh heh .. South Korea is already unfastening. Well, well ..
  2. GABALIS
    GABALIS 18 October 2017 18: 40 New
    +3
    money down the drain wassat
    1. LAWNER
      LAWNER 18 October 2017 20: 17 New
      +1
      Another such option is money down the drain.
      Launch a Chinese salute in the direction of South Korea and let them think about the northerners)))
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 18 October 2017 18: 40 New
    +6
    That is, the United States, for Japanese loot there will also deploy these missiles, which the Yankees will naturally serve, and also for Japanese money? ?? belay Here is a hyperdrive for loot! wassat
    1. RUMA-A
      RUMA-A 18 October 2017 18: 44 New
      +2
      When the “chicken” is very very scared ... It will rush with “golden” eggs ..
  4. Dezinto
    Dezinto 18 October 2017 18: 42 New
    +5
    As we saw these about nifig not about, they don’t move themselves when a combat non-educational target flew directly in the area of ​​their work, they didn’t even squeak.

    I read about the war in the Gulf and the American Patriots against the Soviet Scuds - with difficulty 4 or 6 Patriot missiles shot down one Scud.

    Shooting a rocket with a rocket is a nifig science and the fact that they brag about their toys is not an indicator of effectiveness.
    1. Partyzan
      Partyzan 18 October 2017 18: 51 New
      +6
      Quote: DEZINTO
      and the fact that they show off their toys is not yet an indicator of effectiveness.

      everything is fine - the indicator is good - the grandmothers are unfastened, and there "either the donkey will die or the paddies" laughing
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 18 October 2017 20: 39 New
      +2
      It’s just that the PAC 2 Patriots turned out to be crude for such interceptions, now they have more or less solved the problems in the new modifications.
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 18 October 2017 22: 17 New
      0
      “I read a similar thing about the war in the Gulf and the American patriot against the Soviet scuds - with difficulty 4 or 6 patriot missiles shot down one scad.” ///

      That was 1991. The first test of missile defense. Now 2017. Instead of the Patriot, converted from an air defense system to a missile defense system, generations of specialized systems have appeared.
      1. Soho
        Soho 19 October 2017 05: 19 New
        0
        about was 1991. The first test of missile defense. Now 2017. Instead of the Patriot, converted from an air defense system to a missile defense system, generations of specialized systems have appeared.

        Well, not only missiles are developing like this. And progress is only in the United States and its allies))
  5. Holoy
    Holoy 18 October 2017 18: 49 New
    +1
    No matter how quietly she created a nuclear weapon! And so the Japanese Fleet is still better than the Chinese, and the Air Force too ...
  6. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 18 October 2017 19: 01 New
    +1
    And they will only protect against Korean missiles, or from Russians, too, that’s the question.
    1. RUMA-A
      RUMA-A 18 October 2017 19: 15 New
      0
      In general, it seems like only from Korean. With an "efficiency" of 50% of the American missile defense system. Rather, it's just a divorce and a pill for the "extras".
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 18 October 2017 20: 41 New
        +2
        This is now for missile defense systems with an efficiency of 50-60% in eight years, with new radars and missiles, efficiency will drop at 100%.
        1. Golovan Jack
          Golovan Jack 18 October 2017 20: 48 New
          +7
          Quote: Vadim237
          in eight years, efficiency will skip with new radars and missiles

          Vadim, you have not heard a parable about Achilles and the tortoise, probably ... urgently on the Internet, there are many laughing
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 18 October 2017 23: 21 New
            +1
            Quote: Vadim237
            This is now for missile defense systems with an efficiency of 50-60% in eight years, with new radars and missiles, efficiency will drop at 100%.

            Bravo, there are still sane people! The Supreme Commander-in-Chief said the same thing a year ago in slightly different words, but the essence is the same!
            18 2016 June
            "Where is the Iranian nuclear threat? It is not there. And the missile defense system continues to be built. So, we were right when we said that they were deceiving us. Once again we tried to fool us. Now we have built this system and put rockets there. We roughly know in which year the Americans will receive a new missile, which will be no longer 500 kilometers, but 1000, and then more. And from that moment they will begin to threaten our nuclear potential. We know what will happen over the years. And they know what we know. It’s just hanging noodles on your ears, as we say, and you, in turn, hang it on your people. And people do not feel the danger. This is what bothers me. How can we not understand that we are dragging the world into a whole new dimension. They pretend that nothing is happening. No one will know what is happening there. And what, let the Romanians go there or what? No one will know. Neither Romanians nor Poles will know. I know how to do it. What all this will lead to, I do not know. Only I already know in advance that they will accuse us of aggressive behavior, although this is only the answer, "said Vladimir Putin. Https: //www.vesti.ru/doc.html? Id = 2766508
  7. Eurodav
    Eurodav 18 October 2017 19: 07 New
    +1
    What? And is China already threatening samurai? They need to calculate how many states exist on the Ball and buy a rocket to protect against everyone !!! Wow, damn it, proud samurai! Lick to those who jammed their vigorous bomb and defend themselves against those who did not take part in this! The country of samurai slaves, would have gotten together at once, so as not to disgrace!
  8. Sergey Ui
    Sergey Ui 18 October 2017 19: 08 New
    0
    Out of topic
    DAMASK, Oct 18 - RIA Novosti, Mikhail Alaeddin. In Syria, one of the most famous generals of the government army, Issam Zahreddin, who was responsible for the defense of Deir ez-Zor, was killed, RIA Novosti was told at the operation headquarters.

    Military equipment of the Syrian army during the offensive east of the city of Deir ez-Zor. Archive photo
    Less than 8%: the General Staff told how much territory of Syria is controlled by IS *
    “General Issam died today as a result of a mine explosion in the area of ​​Saker Island,” the agency’s source said.
    At the beginning of the crisis, Zahreddin led the Republican Guard units and cleaned up neighborhoods in the suburbs of Damascus. For the past three and a half years, he has been responsible for the defense of the besieged Deir ez-Zor.

    In early September, defenders of the city under the command of Zakhreddin and the assault troops of General Sukhel broke through the ring in which the militants held Deir ez-Zor, and then lifted the siege from the military airfield.

    In recent days, the Syrian army has knocked out Islamic State terrorists * from the Al-Husseiniya settlement on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, north of Deir ez-Zor, and has also taken control of the Khatla settlement, cutting off the main supply route for IG * from Iraq. According to data at the end of last week, government forces in the area of ​​the city controlled a territory with a total area of ​​4,6 thousand square kilometers.
    1. Sergey Ui
      Sergey Ui 18 October 2017 19: 08 New
      0
      Legend fireworks hi
  9. Eurodav
    Eurodav 18 October 2017 19: 10 New
    0
    Quote: Finches
    Nobody asks Japan in this deal ... but the Chinese cannot stand the Japanese and they won’t wait until Eun cries in Tokyo, winking actively at him, saying that the USA should be second in line! laughing

    So no wonder what the Japanese did with the Chinese ... I think they will never forgive ...
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 18 October 2017 20: 03 New
    +2
    I just didn’t understand. Japan doesn’t have enough American weapons, air defense systems? For some reason, the last launches and flights of missiles from Korea were not even attempted to bring down, but here at once the missiles to shoot down ballistic missiles. For me, Trump really earned money on escalating the situation with the Koreans
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 18 October 2017 21: 00 New
      0
      Israel also does not hit missiles flying past.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 18 October 2017 21: 07 New
        0
        Quote: BlackMokona
        Israel also does not hit missiles flying past.

        You have to ask the Israelis, do they have a lot of missiles flying past them?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 18 October 2017 22: 20 New
          +1
          That missile that does not get into the city (this comp calculates by ballistics) is considered to be "flying by," and is not intercepted.
  11. Fagelov
    Fagelov 18 October 2017 22: 24 New
    +1
    Japan anti-missiles will not help. If 1,6 billion Chinese people lighten their stomachs, Japan will drown in shit.
  12. aszzz888
    aszzz888 19 October 2017 01: 22 New
    0
    ... are we next in line? ... or are we in the front ranks all the same? ... why is it somehow a pity to give the palm of the championship ... bully