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Japan plans to start developing an analogue of "Tomahawk"

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The Japanese government is considering the possibility of creating a cruise missile for attacking ships and ground targets, because of its similarity with the American missile, it is called the Japanese Tomahawk, reports TASS the message of the newspaper Yomiuri.




“In the budget request of the Ministry of Defense of Japan for 2018, a proposal is made to begin the development of a new guided anti-ship missile specifically designed to protect the Japanese islands. According to the defense ministry, 7,7 billion yen (about $ 68,4 million) will be required for this goal, ”the article says.

However, the newspaper notes, “the characteristics of the anti-ship missile are in many ways similar to the characteristics of the missile intended for strikes against ground targets,” and therefore Tokyo is considering “the possibility of combining these projects in the process of research and development”.

If successful, the rocket may be ready for 2022 year. It is assumed that the new missile with a range of more than 300 km will launch "both from a ground mobile launcher and from warships, fighters and patrol aircraft Kawasaki P-1."

It is reported that when adopting it, it can be used "on remote islands to strike at potential enemy ships." In the case of placement on ships or aircraft, the rocket can also be used to strike enemy bases.

At the same time, “there are doubts in the ruling circles of Japan about the need to acquire offensive weapons, taking into account the country's defensive military strategy only.” Therefore, despite the concerns around the DPRK, the emphasis will be placed on the defense of the islands.
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  1. Angel_and_Demon
    Angel_and_Demon 20 November 2017 15: 00 New
    +8
    If the work is successful, the rocket may be ready by 2022.
    I wonder how the owner will look at it? it's money past the cash register
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 20 November 2017 15: 17 New
      +1
      Then it was better to start with the construction of the wigwams. belay
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 20 November 2017 15: 34 New
        +6
        Quote: siberalt
        Then it was better to start with the construction of the wigwams.

        do not offend the indigenous people of America - they can only deal with folk crafts on reservations
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 20 November 2017 15: 28 New
      +2
      Quote: Angel_and_Demon
      I wonder how the owner will look at it? it's money past the cash register

      They calmly test themselves and if the product turns out to be successful, then they arm their national army with them. If they cannot, they conduct joint development and production with the United States. In their military doctrine, China is identified as the main threat, so it is logical that the military ties of Japan and America will only grow stronger, because the senior ally covers them with his nuclear umbrella and the addition of their common military forces in the region in total will create the necessary parity with China. Therefore, to call the US "master" means to greatly flatter them. The Japanese themselves with a mustache and always on their minds, imperial ambitions did not go anywhere, but only moved to the economy, where Japan is No. 1 in the ATO for investing. Amendments to their constitution can greatly reinforce this economic power of the military.
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 20 November 2017 15: 37 New
        +8
        I agree with almost everything, but it’s somehow alarming, when Japan wanted to withdraw its funds from government bonds of mattresses, it happened focusable, although it’s conspiracy theology, but it’s somehow strange
  2. 210ox
    210ox 20 November 2017 15: 01 New
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    Now the fenders will show them where the crayfish ... Do not dare to break off the hook!
  3. san4es
    san4es 20 November 2017 15: 04 New
    +6
    Japan plans to start developing an analogue of "Tomahawk"

    fool ... It would be better if the Ministry of Emergencies strengthened
    1. Angel_and_Demon
      Angel_and_Demon 20 November 2017 15: 37 New
      +7
      Quote: san4es
      . It would be better if the Ministry of Emergency Situations strengthened

      is our? laughing
      1. san4es
        san4es 20 November 2017 16: 13 New
        +4
        Quote: Angel_and_Demon
        ...is our? laughing

        ... emphasis will be placed on the defense of the islands.

        ... The tsunami on the "Fukushima" + earthquake from the DPRK, - and all this on the sinking (slowly) Yapostrov ... Who needs them nafig request
        1. Angel_and_Demon
          Angel_and_Demon 20 November 2017 16: 15 New
          +6
          Quote: san4es
          .Who need them nafig

          Well, do not tell me - they have a tasty wasabi laughing
          1. weksha50
            weksha50 20 November 2017 20: 50 New
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            Quote: Angel_and_Demon
            Well, do not tell me - they have a tasty wasabi


            And on wasabi us their fucking? recourse laughing
  4. novel66
    novel66 20 November 2017 15: 09 New
    +4
    they’ll call, “naginata”?
  5. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 20 November 2017 15: 15 New
    +1
    Well, then it is necessary to develop your military industrial complex, they are on the right path.

    in the ruling circles of Japan there are doubts about the need to acquire offensive weapons, taking into account only the defensive military strategy of the country

    Even with the defense doctrine, offensive means are needed. If you go into a dull defense, then you can die. That is why offensive means are needed to deliver preventive strikes and counterattacks.
  6. Herculesic
    Herculesic 20 November 2017 15: 17 New
    +1
    It will be like an airplane of the 5th generation - they will put their project in a long box, and they will buy the same "axes"!
  7. HEATHER
    HEATHER 20 November 2017 15: 31 New
    0
    A flag in your hands and a noose around your neck! Where do you go, fools ...
  8. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 20 November 2017 15: 34 New
    +3
    Judging by the news coming from Japan, recently, the military doctrine of this country has begun to gradually change. I understand correctly?
  9. Normal ok
    Normal ok 20 November 2017 19: 41 New
    0
    Yapps will definitely do, and no worse than the states. If not better.
  10. weksha50
    weksha50 20 November 2017 20: 47 New
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    "there are doubts about the need to gain offensive weapons given the country's exclusively defensive military strategy "...

    Well, the doctrine strategy can be changed ... Only with the surrender of Japan, after all, certain restrictions were imposed on it self defense... BUT. As it turned out, the restrictions were imposed by the Amers, who are now making indulgences, but with us, is Japan still at war ???
    So all this development of missiles is by no means against any DPRK ... More precisely, the DPRK is not an end in itself of these missiles ...
  11. Manul
    Manul 21 November 2017 01: 02 New
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    Anti-ship? Winged? Budget? The mind goes behind the mind. The hardest thing is the sea target. This is not only a matter of the missile, but also of the target designation system. Then they will say - we need communication ships "or a cool satellite (Legend). What do they have for the ability to deliver a precise strike? If this is for the Americans to aim, then that's it understandably.
  12. datur
    datur 21 November 2017 02: 55 New
    0
    plan it yes yes who will give them !!!! wink the owner has and waking up !!! wink and enemy-enemy is not considered !!!! wink
  13. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 21 November 2017 22: 31 New
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    It is reported that when adopting it, it can be used "on remote islands to strike at potential enemy ships." In the case of placement on ships or aircraft, the rocket can also be used to strike enemy bases.

    The first divisions of the PKKK and KLNB must be thought to appear in the band of the Northern Army (Hokaydo Island) ...
  14. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 21 November 2017 22: 37 New
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    Supposed to be a new rocket with a range of more than 300 km will be launched "as from a land mobile launcher"and from warships, fighters and patrol aircraft Kawasaki P-1."

    Woke up. Why did the Americans not think of leaving the INF Treaty to equip their allies with similar missiles, including UK and Japan ...
    And so far they will start small, so as not to “disturb” the public ...