Self-Defense Forces of Japan will receive a new rifle and pistol

Self-Defense Forces of Japan will receive a new rifle and pistol

Japanese Self-Defense Forces begin rearmament on new models of small arms weapons. According to the press service of the Japanese Ministry of Defense, on May 18, 2020, a presentation of the new rifle and pistol was held.


The Japanese military department has chosen a new rifle for arming the Self-Defense Forces. Reportedly, the Howa Machinery HOWA 5.56 rifle, officially named the Type 20, won the tender for new small arms. It will replace the Howa type 89 rifle in service with the Japanese army.

The new rifle was selected during the competition, which also involved the SCAR-L assault rifle manufactured by FN HERSTAL and HK416 from HECKLER & KOCH. After conducting practical tests, the Japanese Ministry of Defense opted for a domestic manufacturer. According to the plans of the military department, in 2020 the first batch of Type-20 rifles in the amount of 3283 pieces will be purchased. Further procurement plans are not reported.


In addition to the assault rifle, the Self-Defense Forces of Japan will receive a new self-loading pistol Heckler & Koch SFP9 with a trigger type trigger (the official designation for the VP9 pistol in Europe). It will replace the SIG 220 pistol manufactured by MinebeaMitsumi, which is in service with the Japanese army. The new pistol was recognized as the best during comparative tests, in which Glock 17 and APX from BERETTA also participated.

The Ministry of Defense plans to purchase the first batch of 323 Heckler & Koch SFP9 pistols this year.
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  1. Operator 20 May 2020 12: 22 New
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    5,56 mm - from empty to empty.
    1. AVTOHTON 20 May 2020 12: 34 New
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      They will scare their inhabitants .. Without the US, they are nobody!
      1. Carnifexx 20 May 2020 20: 18 New
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        Without the United States, they are a country with the third GDP in the world, and it is without resources and territory like the Russian Federation. Have you heard about Japanese cars?
    2. Doctor 20 May 2020 17: 39 New
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      5,56 mm - from empty to empty.

      Like all "new" models of small arms, including ours.
      All these Ak-12 and other perversions are just tuning.
      An additional handle was considered as far back as the 50s - it was impractical.
      The shutter lag is unprincipled from the word at all, the cutoff of three rounds is a perversion, we must generally be accustomed to firing single shots, and the turn is only in a very close battle.
      Hence the accuracy will appear.
      An optical sight, like a collimator on a combined-arms machine, is completely unnecessary stray, and Picatinny is generally harmful - just rip off her hands, cling to everything and collect dirt.
      A new caliber, yes, in principle, but so far a big question.
  2. tanki-tanki 20 May 2020 12: 34 New
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    In addition to the assault rifle, the Self-Defense Forces of Japan will receive a new self-loading pistol

    kit however
  3. novel66 20 May 2020 12: 41 New
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    why Kalash did not participate in the tender ??? protectionism!!!!
  4. sabakina 20 May 2020 12: 46 New
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    From the video, in addition to quickly “pulling out” the store, I did not see anything. Our TT in general itself "threw out" the store. And the second one. Tactical grip. Is it for six-fingered monsters from Fukushima?
    1. AVTOHTON 20 May 2020 14: 30 New
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      Quote: sabakina
      From the video, in addition to quickly “pulling out” the store, I did not see anything. Our TT in general itself "threw out" the store. And the second one. Tactical grip. Is it for six-fingered monsters from Fukushima?

      They are still the United States for this, they will tear off a couple of hundred million, for creating and launching a small series for "permission"!
    2. Tank jacket 20 May 2020 21: 41 New
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      Vyacheslav, welcome, the butt of a fighter in the photo rests on nowhere. After the shot, the sight will leave a fingal, the glasses would at least put on a sick ... lol
      The pose looks unnatural-an uncomfortable rifle.
      1. Vasyan1971 21 May 2020 07: 41 New
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        Quote: Tank jacket
        the butt of a fighter in the photo rests nowhere. After the shot, the sight will leave a fingal, I would at least put on glasses

        Now it’s so fashionable.
        https://militaryarms.ru/novosti/specnaz-ne-upiraet-priklad-v-plecho/
        1. Tank jacket 21 May 2020 07: 44 New
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          So the Chinese are waiting for urban fighting ...
  5. Ural Cossack 20 May 2020 12: 51 New
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    But the bayonet-knife Kalashovsky. Very similar to AKM.
  6. Knell wardenheart 20 May 2020 12: 55 New
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    The Japanese Self-Defense Forces are intensely preparing to "defend" their country (and apparently the so-called Northern Territories) in which case ..
  7. madrobot 20 May 2020 13: 20 New
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    Judging by the latest news, manufacturers of army riflemen all over the world (Russia is no exception, by the way) were greatly offended. Manufacturers of ships, aircraft, tanks, air defense / missile defense, electronic warfare, etc. they don’t get bored without money, but they began to completely forget about them. smile
    1. zwlad 20 May 2020 14: 08 New
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      And there was nothing to make super-reliable small arms before. Then they would be right now in chocolate
  8. beeper 20 May 2020 14: 08 New
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    Nothing like a rifle, just for the Japanese “sharpened” -balance, however, too (clearly visible by the fluctuations of the sample in the hands of a fighter demonstrator) is shifted forward.
    The forearm of a Japanese rifle is the best of these “slotted” ones, together with Picatinny side rails that protects the shooter's hand from a hot barrel and leaves a lot of space for cooling air circulation, and, at the same time, will be easy (compared to similar ones, including and the Russian "remake" AK, in which there are many, many small side slots) to clean from the accumulated "in the field" of thick dirt and clay.
    I like the peculiar way of thinking of Japanese designers, something, but you won’t refuse practicality! yes
    Although, in general, there is still work to do, but for the Japanese island conditions and the anthropometry of typical Japanese warriors, the rifle is normal! Moreover, in difficult times they support their arms manufacturers.
    The German pistol, like the German pistol, does not stand out among the Heckler & Koch pistols. smile
    The single-cartridge exit of a two-row store, in my opinion, is not optimal for a combat pistol, but if customers are satisfied with such a solution, then come down, "the third grade is not marriage." winked
    Judging by the energetic idle click of the shutter, reset from the delay, the cartridges should be sent to the barrel. They didn’t show how the gun behaves in shooting, and they wouldn’t show it in an advertising demonstration of real problems.
    Sights have optimal sizes and gaps, the front sight does not stick out up-hooks on equipment when quickly removed in a combat situation theoretically should be small.
    Shutter guides are long (full frame), which also contributes to its better stabilization and good manufacturability of the shutter on CNC machines. Locking the chamber with a rush to the ejection window. The ejector is located optimally on the side and, visually, is wide enough in the hook. The Germans in the design of combat (sports with them is the “rehash” of the Soviet design of Khaidurov-Razorenov!) Pistols for a long time already ate a dog.
    Cleaning such an open shutter in maintenance is easier than a closed Browning type.
    Drummer trigger in a combat pistol is an amateur, I prefer self-cocking triggers. IMHO.
    I didn’t understand why the Japanese, at least this time, couldn’t make their own pistol, probably, they didn’t want to bother too much with fine-tuning and putting into production for the sake of such an obviously small circulation ... ??! winked
  9. Region-25.rus 20 May 2020 15: 09 New
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    Quote: Plague of the XNUMXst Century
    Citizens of the Russian Federation have always had a prejudiced attitude towards other countries: Japan, even with or without the USA, will always surpass the skrepohols in terms of living !!!

    You sir must have lived in the same Japan about five years .. well, or visited about a hundred times in different places .. like I, for example, watched the life of local Aborigines, who, what and how much they buy, who eats what, in what conditions they live, what there are salaries and most importantly what are the prices there .. Not .. weren't there? I thought so. You are probably 15 years old ... well, or an intelligence level corresponding to about that age
  10. Petrucho 20 May 2020 15: 33 New
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    Just in Europe, this pistol is called SFP9, in my house it’s in a safe, and VP9 is the name for the USA. The gun is not bad of course, it’s comfortable in shooting, I really like how the magazine latch is implemented - it’s really convenient. It is also convenient to adjust the handle for yourself. That's just how he was able to get around glock 17 in trials, it is not clear.
  11. Tuzik 20 May 2020 15: 46 New
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    323 pistols and 3,3 thousand rifles? Yes, Americans deliver tens of thousands to the Barmeley, what is this for the army? Probably many manufacturers did not appear at the tender at all, seeing the quantity.
  12. jann 20 May 2020 20: 47 New
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    well done japs! they themselves do not invent anything, but they use it to the full! everything is solidly made in Heckler and Koch, what a rifle what a gun!
  13. vkd.dvk 20 May 2020 21: 10 New
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    Quote: Plague of the XNUMXst Century
    Citizens of the Russian Federation have always had a prejudiced attitude towards other countries: Japan, even with or without the USA, will always surpass the skrepohols in terms of living !!!

    If you are put in the conditions of living in a paper house, work 18 hours a day, have a vacation of 12 days a year, we will see how you can do without your piece of lard and vodka on Saturdays.



    The picture shows that we are not much behind.
    Look for your hohlomordi, she’s down there ....
  14. vkd.dvk 20 May 2020 21: 15 New
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    Quote: Region-25.rus
    Quote: Plague of the XNUMXst Century
    Citizens of the Russian Federation have always had a prejudiced attitude towards other countries: Japan, even with or without the USA, will always surpass the skrepohols in terms of living !!!

    You sir must have lived in the same Japan about five years .. well, or visited about a hundred times in different places .. like I, for example, watched the life of local Aborigines, who, what and how much they buy, who eats what, in what conditions they live, what there are salaries and most importantly what are the prices there .. Not .. weren't there? I thought so. You are probably 15 years old ... well, or an intelligence level corresponding to about that age

    A compliment, however. This nonsense was never 15. He stopped at 5. Forever.