The newspaper said that the flight range of “12-class anti-ship missiles” currently used by Japan exceeds 100 km. As part of the plan to increase the country’s defense capability, Tokyo plans to modernize it to increase its range to more than 1,000km. At the studio also the possibility of manufacturing new missiles, including hypersonic missiles with a range of 2-3 thousand km.
The newspaper added that the subsequent stationing of these missiles will include 3 stages. In the first phase of upgrading the missiles, which have a range of around 1,000 kilometers, these missiles will be deployed in the Nansei Islands. This should happen in 2026.
In the second phase, the missiles, which have a range of about 2,000 kilometers, are expected to be deployed on the island of Honshu. The likely place to deploy these missiles are the areas around Mount Vodzi. The newspaper did not mention the timing for this stage.
As for the third phase, it requires the deployment of missiles, which have a range of about 3,000 km, on the northern island of Hokkaido, and this is expected to occur in the mid-1930s.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced in a speech in early October that his country will study all possibilities to protect its population, including the possibility of carrying out a response attack. By the end of questThis year, the Japanese authorities have to submit 3 updated documents in the field of defense, which are the national security strategy, the provisions of the national defense program and the medium-term defense program.
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