Japan intends to strengthen the coastal warning and surveillance activities in response to China’s navy (Figure)
Data for: two Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force submarine moored in the harbor
Global Network reporter Wang Huan, the Japanese media have reported that Japan’s defense ministry has recently introduced specific measures related to, intended for the Chinese Navy’s “frequent activities” to strengthen its offshore “warning and surveillance”, and consider the measure next year to write the Japanese “mid-term defense preparedness plan.”
Japan’s NHK television reported November 11 in recent years, Chinese naval vessels, “continue to haunt”, including the island of Okinawa, including the southwestern waters of Japan. For China and Japan in the East China Sea offshore activities “often” of this situation, Japan’s Defense Ministry plans to introduce next month the “new National Defense Program Outline,” in addition to adding the coastal waters of Japan “due to deployment of the” self-defense program, will also increase the specific “enhanced measures.”
reported that Japan’s Defense Ministry plans to the existing P-3C anti-submarine patrol aircraft to replace the P-1 new anti-submarine patrol aircraft, and plans to spend the next five years will be P-1 the number of anti-submarine patrol aircraft increased to 10; At the same time, to expand the southwestern waters of Japan’s radar network, Defense Ministry plans to Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan, Amami Oshima and Okinawa Yonaguni Island is equipped with mobile radar systems.
In addition, NHK’s report also mentioned about “from the Chinese territory the recent” Yonaguni addition of the SDF program, saying Japan’s defense ministry is discussing with the Yonaguni deployment of about 100 “Coastal Monitoring force “, and in Japan the first deployment of a 200 island archipelago the size of the GSDF.
report also said that Japan’s defense ministry is considering this series of “warning and surveillance” enhanced measures “enrich” the introduction of the next five years next year, “interim defense force preparedness plan.”