US-Japan military exercises close to the actual day that exercise is not directed against any particular country
the United States George – George Washington aircraft carrier.
BEIJING, December 4, according to Singapore’s “Lianhe Zaobao,” reported United States and Japan yesterday, the island’s military bases in Japan and around the waters started large-scale military exercises. Eight days of military exercises, have been sent in the Yellow Sea last week, South Korea military exercises in the U.S. super aircraft carrier “George – Washington” battle, grab the waters of Okinawa Island in the training of the finale.
US-Japan joint military exercise started in 1986, the date held 10. This year, not only because Japan-US security alliance revised 50th anniversary of the mechanism, it is grand, the unstable situation on the Korean peninsula, but also consider expanding the scale of this exercise.
According to Japan’s Defense Ministry issued, number of troops involved 45,000 people, 30,000 of which 4,000 belong to the Japanese sea and air self-defense. Invested in the most unprecedented arms, including 60 ships, including the F15 and military aircraft, including more than 400.
exercise for the content of which is the beginning of the Japanese attack, the training base has been launched from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Finale is around the southwestern islands of Okinawa area defensive operations, east of Okinawa, Kyushu, Shikoku and western regions of the south will begin large-scale looting the island’s defense and combat training.
U.S. aircraft carrier “George – Washington” in the island-protection exercises with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force escort “day to” play the leading role together. Their body with a standard 3 missile (SM-3) interceptor system will be located at the base with the ground-interception system “patriotic No. 3″ (PAC-3) collusion with each other.
launching ceremony yesterday at the military exercise, the election in the United States Coast aircraft often spend the night in the U.S. military base at Sasebo.
Japan’s defense minister yesterday described Kitazawa handsome role of the exercise, said: “This is to maintain and enhance the Japan-US military alliance’s ability to use, this time, was invited to observe the South Korean military officers with the ship , but also reflects the unity of the United States, Japan and Korea, and a close working relationship. “
It is said that the U.S. military observers for the first time in more than play the South Korean military officers in the eight-day exercise will take the United States The focus of Aegis ship to observe missile defense exercise.
is reported that this exercise does not include live ammunition, not Jiaxizhenzuo. But officers later reviewed the exercise characteristics Shique to the media: “This exercise is very close to actual combat, is the three-sea and air self-defense, the importance of joint action to start first-line exercise.”
Japanese sea and air chief of staff, Commander in Chief of wood off a good one in the exercise before the press conference, said: “Japan-US military exercise between the two countries have long planning exercise, there is a country for any nature.”