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Japan to "self-defense" will acquire air-to-surface cruise missiles

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the authorities are actually willing to make changes to the country's constitution. It is mainly about excluding from the main document of the country a clause on the prohibition of the presence of offensive weapons. Today, Japan has a de jure self-defense force, which is designed to protect its own borders. At the same time, Prime Minister Abe insists that Japan should have weapons that "will increase the opportunity for self-defense."


To such weapons, Shinzo Abe includes long-range air-ground (air-to-surface) cruise missiles. The very possibility of the appearance of such missiles suggests that the authorities of the Land of the Rising Sun are fundamentally ready to use Aviation for striking the territory of another state or its ships in neutral waters.

In the Japanese media, it is reported that in the spring of the coming year, the state budget will allocate funds for the purchase of air-to-surface missiles. At the same time, the government noted that this would not affect the Japanese military “purely defensive” doctrine. Such a statement looks obvious slyness, since the appearance of missiles of the specified class automatically reformats the defensive concept into an offensive (or at least defensive-offensive).

Japan to "self-defense" will acquire air-to-surface cruise missiles


Earlier in the American press, materials appeared that the United States could sell a batch of cruise missiles to Japan. In particular, the AGM-84E SLAM cruise missiles (an improved version of the Harpoon) appeared.
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 7 January 2018 07: 12 New
    +2
    . Premier Abe, however, insists that Japan should have weapons that "expand the opportunity for self-defense."

    We know ... this self-defense of yours took place in our history ... further more ... the appetite of the Japanese military will only grow. The Far Eastern region is pumped up with weapons to the eyeballs ... another barrel of gasoline will come in handy for starting a war.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 7 January 2018 07: 21 New
      +2
      The question of "northern territories" is stifled by a toad ...
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 7 January 2018 08: 26 New
        +2
        what is the conversation about? Well, they will buy ... they have a right. Eun, for example, made a hydrogen bomb ... why can't the Japanese buy anything?
        1. thinker
          thinker 7 January 2018 10: 22 New
          0
          That's right, with a military budget of $ 45,7 billion, I don’t want to go for a walk.
          1. Reserve officer
            Reserve officer 7 January 2018 19: 27 New
            +1
            Yes, it’s not Japan who buys rockets, but the United States is pushing them. Japan alone does not solve anything.
            It's just that Trump in the first place is a businessman, a trader. And the presidency, politics and just common sense are all in the second.
    2. xetai9977
      xetai9977 7 January 2018 10: 49 New
      +2
      Well, do not have the right to buy a rocket? Can they even dissolve the army to please the users of the site?
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 7 January 2018 11: 08 New
        +7
        Actually, they don’t have an army. There are self-defense forces. Learn the materiel.
      2. Nikolay Fedorov
        Nikolay Fedorov 7 January 2018 12: 18 New
        +5
        Quote: xetai9977
        Well, do not have the right to buy a rocket? Can they even dissolve the army to please the users of the site?

        They generally have no right to have an army, because after September 2, 1945 (you, of course, remember what happened on September 2, 1945 on the Missouri cruiser), the Japanese announced that they are no longer aggressive, are not going to attack anyone, they don’t need an army and they don’t need offensive weapons . Air-to-Earth cruise missiles do not seem to be pulling on purely defensive weapons.
    3. Juborg
      Juborg 7 January 2018 11: 55 New
      0
      They apparently gathered to shoot on their own, not otherwise !? laughing
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  2. No pasaran
    No pasaran 7 January 2018 07: 24 New
    +1
    Earlier materials appeared in the American press that the United States could sell a batch of cruise missiles to Japan.
    And everyone is happy! Samurai with rockets, Yankees with dollars their loved ones !!!
  3. VAGNER
    VAGNER 7 January 2018 07: 38 New
    +6
    The USA began specifically to "milk" Japan and South Korea! Trump Eunu is very grateful in his soul .. The cunning red fox!
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 7 January 2018 07: 39 New
    0
    ... the Ipenians are arming themselves in full swing ...
  5. Herculesic
    Herculesic 7 January 2018 07: 43 New
    +1
    Considering that the Japanese can produce a lot themselves, they just need to get documentation from the United States on missiles and create their own version. Then we and the Chinese will have an order of magnitude more problems.
    1. Mih1974
      Mih1974 7 January 2018 07: 46 New
      +4
      Nifiga, I advise you to "google" the map of Japia lol even Eun with his “dumb” missiles and xs which charges can “fry” at once and forever, and let’s talk about China seriously - they are guaranteed to multiply Japiya by zero times. laughing
  6. Rusland
    Rusland 7 January 2018 08: 09 New
    +7
    Go ahead, why not be shy, the idol before your eyes and the islands in the distance are visible. We’ll prepare a meeting.
  7. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 7 January 2018 08: 33 New
    +4
    How do their self-defense forces fundamentally differ from the conventional army - the US ally? The standards are the same, the tasks of the same are to fulfill the task that your senior comrades need in their sector of responsibility, the ultimate goal is also the same - to pave the way for the brave Rambo Yankees with their cannon fodder. And if some scribble contradicts this, then it can be ignored or changed.
  8. Wolka
    Wolka 7 January 2018 10: 18 New
    0
    japas will acquire rackets to create their own, revengeful aspirations however prevail
  9. Zomanus
    Zomanus 7 January 2018 10: 48 New
    0
    Yes, let them buy. It’s clear that in which case
    not these missiles will decide.
    Yes, in that region, with any kind of kneading, not just missiles will be solved.
  10. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 7 January 2018 11: 27 New
    0
    Japan to "self-defense" will acquire air-to-surface cruise missiles

    The main thing is not to stop there. Acquire NWF from India. Otherwise, self-defense will not stretch out the security of the "spot country".
    I suspect the UN will remain silent or accept the amendment.
  11. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 7 January 2018 11: 47 New
    +2
    In defense, oddly enough, offensive weapons are also needed!
    Deaf defense is death! In defense, it is important to manage and counterattack, for which offensive means are needed! The Japanese are well aware, the guys are smart!
  12. Old26
    Old26 7 January 2018 13: 16 New
    +1
    Quote: KVU-NSVD
    How do their self-defense forces fundamentally differ from the conventional army - the US ally? The standards are the same, the tasks of the same are to fulfill the task that your senior comrades need in their sector of responsibility, the ultimate goal is also the same - to pave the way for the brave Rambo Yankees with their cannon fodder. And if some scribble contradicts this, then it can be ignored or changed.

    But nothing. A purely political excuse. It seems to be just "self-defense forces", it means only for defense. At the same time, aviation is equipped with strike aircraft.
    But if you act according to the law, then the Japanese should only cancel the article of the constitution. And the "self-defense forces" will automatically become the Japanese imperial army.
    Modern technology will enable Japan to begin production of cruise missiles in a very short time. If South Korea does this, then Japan, which is called God himself commands. The only thing that could be on the US side is a ban on certain types of missiles with certain characteristics. Which, in principle, is now in South Korea.

    Quote: Mih1974
    Nifiga, I advise you to "google" the map of Japia lol even Eun with his “dumb” missiles and xs which charges can “fry” at once and forever, and let’s talk about China seriously - they are guaranteed to multiply Japiya by zero times. laughing

    Nifiga Eun can't. The first strike in several missiles can and will inflict. But after that, he will no longer have what and who to shoot at. And the presence of offensive weapons is really an additional headache for us and for China. Therefore, do not be so capricious about this

    Quote: Mavrikiy
    Japan to "self-defense" will acquire air-to-surface cruise missiles

    The main thing is not to stop there. Acquire NWF from India. Otherwise, self-defense will not stretch out the security of the "spot country".
    I suspect the UN will remain silent or accept the amendment.

    Well, for this, Japan needs, just like the DPRK only to withdraw from the NPT. They conducted experiments on the laser technology of uranium enrichment about 20 years ago. After the experiment, the facility was placed under the control of the IAEA.
  13. razved
    razved 7 January 2018 16: 35 New
    0
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the authorities are actually ready to make amendments to the country's constitution.

    Recently, some countries, mainly allies (or rather vassals) of the United States, have very simply changed their constitutions ... if only this is in line with the interests of Mr. ...
  14. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 7 January 2018 17: 30 New
    0
    While there is Ujur, we can sleep peacefully. Then we will bring Sarmat and they will all have a gift of 12 megatons for good luck. laughing I wonder how many Japanese will remain after such a gift? tongue
  15. Hadji Murat
    Hadji Murat 7 January 2018 17: 55 New
    +1
    there is a violation of the Japanese constitution .. but by the way ... it is not in vain that we are strengthening the defense of the Kuril and Sakhalin, it is necessary to throw a bastion and a ball there
  16. Old26
    Old26 7 January 2018 18: 34 New
    0
    Quote: Dzafdet
    While there is Ujur, we can sleep peacefully. Then we will bring Sarmat and they will all have a gift of 12 megatons for good luck. laughing I wonder how many Japanese will remain after such a gift? tongue

    Why 12, not 3 or 30? And how, will we beat preemptively?
  17. andron-30
    andron-30 7 January 2018 19: 09 New
    +1
    What does not live a bump called Japan? the next blow will destroy the fact that they built the generation of people, but alas, this country is doomed.
  18. flicker
    flicker 7 January 2018 20: 31 New
    +2
    Do these missiles somehow save them?
  19. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 8 January 2018 09: 29 New
    0
    This is a very transparent allusion to the Japanese anti-ship missile launchers installed by Russia and the work begun on one of the islands. If the Japanese consider the Kuril ridge to be their territory, then, naturally, they must be defended against us. Now we need to install means against cruise missiles.