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Japan warned China that it will shoot down drones

Japan warned China that it will shoot down drones

On September 17, the Japanese television station NHK reported, citing the country's defense ministry, that the Japanese Defense Ministry confirmed for the first time that it would shoot down Chinese unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that "will appear in or near the airspace of the country."

It is reported that on September 9 an “unidentified drone” appeared near the Diaoyu Islands (Japanese name of the archipelago is Senkaku) in the East China Sea, fighters were raised to intercept it. Subsequently, it was found that this is a Chinese drone.

The channel also said that the Japanese Ministry of Defense understands the differences between manned and unmanned aircraft. UAVs do not respond to warnings, so if Chinese UAVs violate Japanese airspace, they can lead to a serious situation to the detriment of the safety of civilians. Japan will shoot down such devices.

In addition, the Japanese military identified the drone as having the designation “Pterodactic”; it can perform not only reconnaissance, but can also be equipped weapons to attack ground targets. In this regard, the Ministry of Defense of Japan will strengthen surveillance of the country's airspace.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 20 September 2013 09: 20
    which will bring down Chinese unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which "will appear in the airspace of the country or near it."
    in the airspace of the country
    - this is normal and understandable, but
    near him
    - can become a "case of bell", isn't it too bold ...
    1. Civil
      Civil 20 September 2013 09: 36
      It is possible to organize the sale of Su -35 to China in exchange for drones-free technologies, they already have drummers
    2. Airman
      Airman 20 September 2013 10: 03
      Quote: svp67
      and here
      near him
      - can become a "case of bell", isn't it too bold ...

      I would like to see how the Japs will shoot down a drone in neutral waters, their gut is thin.
  2. Max otto
    Max otto 20 September 2013 09: 20
    Voooot! This is how Russia should behave with Japan. To constantly get nervous, launch all kinds of radio-controlled models there in the direction of Hokaido, let them think that drones. What would they be afraid of losing Hokaido, and not thinking how to chop off the islands.
    1. Akhtuba73
      Akhtuba73 20 September 2013 09: 52
      Organize a combat aircraft modeling club in the Kuril Islands. And the "kids" are pleased and benefit to the Motherland.
    2. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 20 September 2013 10: 26
      Hokkaido has more troops than the entire Russian Far East and the population is almost the same. Who are you going to scare?

      Even the USSR was afraid of invasion from Japan, therefore such tank towers stood along the coast of Sakhalin, Kunashir and Shikotan.
      1. Max otto
        Max otto 20 September 2013 12: 27
        By the way, scare it does not attack. There is no need to attack, let them shy. And with the kids' circle - a healthy idea, then put forward complaints to the Ippons, they say that you offend the kids?
  3. darksoul
    darksoul 20 September 2013 09: 23
    The Japanese were distracted from the northern territories)) Let China reach for the islands. By the way, I didn’t know that China has strike UAVs of this class ...... quickly, they stole technology from the Yankees .... this is the speed
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    4. alone
      alone 20 September 2013 13: 16
      here it is !! the Chinese have drone drones already! it is not known what surprises the Chinese military have.
      1. Alex Nick
        Alex Nick 21 September 2013 01: 34
        The main surprise of the Chinese is that there are many!
    5. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 20 September 2013 13: 51
      So Iran said that after landing an American UAV, it was handed over to China.
  4. rugor
    rugor 20 September 2013 09: 23
    Again, pussy measured, in a word politics!
  5. nitrid
    nitrid 20 September 2013 09: 36
    Quote: darksoul
    By the way, I didn’t know that China has strike UAVs of this class ...... quickly, they stole technology from the Yankees .... this is the speed

    Good Iranians shared technology.
    An example from the Iranians should not be taken down, but intercepted and planted in their territory and technologies remain and overseas friends blush with helplessness.
    1. S-200
      S-200 20 September 2013 10: 31
      Quote: nitrid
      An example from the Iranians should not be taken down but intercepted and planted in their own territory

      It seems to me that the Chinese (Iranians) paid well for the soft landing of an American drone on Iranian territory ... wink
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  7. donavi49
    donavi49 20 September 2013 09: 37
    Well, in the PLA, the whip is also growing at an accelerated pace. Recently, the next destroyer 052С was adopted. Test 052D and build on the stage after the descent of 3 units. In terms of the fleet, taking into account the specifics, the presence of a large number of frigates of old projects (053 with C-803), an advantage in the submarines, I would not have put Japan with its 4 Congo and 2 Atago, and a bunch of different types of destroyers with corvette armament.
    1. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 20 September 2013 10: 21
      The large fleet of China is, of course, a headache, but the ability to use it is also important. China is not a sea power, and then these islands are uninhabited. Even if China landed there, Japan could stupidly bomb them and drown all the ships around without fear of anything.
    2. chunga-changa
      chunga-changa 20 September 2013 13: 35
      Japan itself will not fight, its "partner" will not allow it. So the Japanese fleet must be counted together with the American one. In this general fleet, the Japanese fleet performs several narrow tasks, PLO and escort of amphibious forces to the landing sites.
  8. awg75
    awg75 20 September 2013 10: 15
    and the Japanese are not afraid of return ???? century sushi not see ...
    1. S-200
      S-200 20 September 2013 10: 40
      Quote: awg75
      and the Japanese are not afraid of return ???? century sushi not see ...

      Why should they be afraid of China? The Chinese did not dare to storm the Japanese islands under any situation ... they even left their Taiwan alone ...
      Previously, when storming the islands, success required 10-fold superiority over the defenders ...
      In the 70s, the Vietnamese fought off Chinese warfare in the border conflicts by grinding their battalions ...
  9. Megatron
    Megatron 20 September 2013 10: 18
    Let them fight with China, this is only to our advantage!
    1. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 20 September 2013 10: 30
      If China does capture the islands, then it can also look somewhere else and not the fact that it is not to the north. Do we need it?
  10. DuraLexSedLex.
    DuraLexSedLex. 20 September 2013 10: 48
    Spitting to the east, the near amers dragged a canister with napalm to the far ... Well, I do not believe that Yapi are so bold in itself)
  11. Nick_1972
    Nick_1972 20 September 2013 11: 24
    And I would bet on the Japanese. Since the end of the 19th century, they regularly and constantly had Chinese. This probably explains the hatred of the Chinese towards the Japanese. The common explanation, such as because of the massacre that Japan staged in China (Shanghai, Nanjing, detachment 731, etc.), somehow does not hold water. Israel does not threaten the FRG due to the fact that the ancestors of modern burghers arranged a Holocaust for their ancestors. Most likely, the Chinese have a kind of inferiority complex in front of their island neighbors. And by launching drones, arranging ship demonstrations near the islands, rattling weapons and straining its vocal cords, China is simply trying to get rid of this complex. Recently I talked on an airplane with a Chinese woman, so every minute of the conversation she was brought into the topic of "nasty Japanese". And after five minutes, the dialogue turned into her monologue and continued until the landing.
    1. Kibalchish
      Kibalchish 20 September 2013 12: 55
      Let me add one more thing: for Chinese cheers-patriots, Japan is traditionally the favorite scarecrow, as for our cheers-patriots in the USA. It is Japan, although China has territorial claims against almost all its neighbors.
  12. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 20 September 2013 15: 24
    MOSCOW, September 20. (ARMS-TASS). The British Hermes-450 (H450) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) raid in Afghanistan, assigned to the ThIUAS Bty (Theater Integrated Unmanned Air Systems Battery) battery of unmanned aircraft systems for the theater of operations in Bagram province, exceeded 70 thousand hours. This was reported by the British Department of Defense, noting that these UAVs performed reconnaissance flights to support British troops in Afghanistan and that the duration of 70 thousand hours is equivalent to 8 years of continuous flights.
    The British UAV H450 raid exceeded the raid of UAVs of this type belonging to the military units of other countries deployed in Afghanistan.
    H450 UAVs provided the British army with surveillance, reconnaissance, target designation data and could perform a wide range of tasks, from conducting aerial reconnaissance of the area to conducting operations to observing troops on the ground.
    UAVs provided headquarters with reliable information as part of the task
    ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance) using on-board optoelectronic and infrared equipment at ranges up to 150 km.
    Currently, the ThIUAS Bty division operates five H450 UAVs to support British ground forces in the UK and Afghanistan, while in 2007 there were two of them. Over this period of time, the coordination of the unit with the ground forces was significantly increased due to the training of UAV operators.
    As emphasized in the Ministry of Defense, during the flights to support Operation Herrick, the H450 UAV flew a distance equivalent to 8,4 million km.
    ThIUAS Bty makes about 1460 flights annually from the British Army Camp Bastion.
    All H450 UAVs were supplied by Thales UK under a contract for urgent support of the operational requirements of the British Army.
    you turn men on the number of hours spent UAVs in the air. This is almost a cheap replacement for satellite intelligence.