Japan’s Ministry of Defense budget for next year, record high of 54 trillion won + α… “The goal of possessing 1,000 long-range missiles”

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Type 12 Zone-Based Missiles (SSM)

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[아시아경제 서믿음 기자] The Asahi Shimbun reported on the 21st that the Japanese Ministry of Defense has decided to demand a record-high 5.5 trillion yen (about 54 trillion won) for next year’s defense budget, an increase of more than 100 billion yen from this year’s (5.4 trillion yen). It was also reported that the company had more than 1,000 long-range missiles.

According to the Asahi Shimbun and the Yomiuri Shimbun, the Ministry of Defense’s budget for next year will increase to a record high. At 5.5 trillion yen (about 54 trillion won), it is the highest level ever recorded. In addition, it is reported that they will ‘request matters’ for the cost of long-range missile development, etc. If this is included, the budget of the Ministry of Defense will increase to 5.5 trillion yen (about 54 trillion won) + α.

It is known that the requirements include mass production of ‘stand-off missiles’ that can attack outside the opponent’s attack range, introduction of attack-type UAVs, maintenance of facilities for strengthening cyber education, and strengthening of related unit systems.

The Japanese government plans to finalize the budget, including requirements, based on three security documents, including the national security strategy to be revised at the end of the year.

As a long-range missile, Japan is increasing the range of its Type 12 surface-to-ship missile to 1,000 km, reaching the coast of North Korea and China, and is pushing for improvements so that it can be launched not only from vehicles but also from ships and fighters.

The Type 12 surface-to-ship missile ground-launched improved version is planned to be deployed in 2024, two years earlier than originally planned.

Reporter Seo Shin-eum [email protected]

Source: 아시아경제신문 실시간 속보 by www.asiae.co.kr.

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