Japan News Japan seeks to buy up to 500 Tomahawk cruise missiles from U.S.

Gary

Experienced member
Moderator
Indonesia Moderator
Messages
4,878
Reactions
2 8,091
Nation of residence
Indonesia
Nation of origin
Indonesia
10164035-1.jpg


From the U.S. Navy website
A U.S.-made Tomahawk cruise missile
The Yomiuri Shimbun

15:24 JST, November 30, 2022

Buying up to 500 U.S.-made Tomahawk cruise missiles by fiscal 2027 is being considered by the Defense Ministry, as it seeks to accelerate preparations for the possession of counterattack capabilities, sources said.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida confirmed the plan to advance purchase negotiations during a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden on Nov. 13, according to several U.S. and Japanese government sources.
The Liberal Democratic Party and its junior ruling coalition partner Komeito have basically agreed on possessing counterattack capabilities that could destroy enemy’s missile launch sites and other targets for self-defense purposes.

 

Gary

Experienced member
Moderator
Indonesia Moderator
Messages
4,878
Reactions
2 8,091
Nation of residence
Indonesia
Nation of origin
Indonesia
Japan's A2/AD will be much more potent post 2025 going to the 30s. The Tomahawk buy is just a start

FhnDyiqUAAAu6jK
 
Top Bottom