Japanese media said the exercise was held seize the island want to demonstrate to the Chinese military capability
Data Figure: Japanese special forces training for landing operations
BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) integrated media, according to Japan’s “Yomiuri Shimbun” reported that Japan and the United States planned for December was held in the southwestern waters of Japan joint military exercises. Place in Japan’s Oita Prefecture was born GSDF units exercise field and other outlying islands, and Okinawa, southwestern islands surrounding waters.
It is reported that Japan’s Self-Defense Force will send F-15 fighters, including several aircraft, including fighters and transport aircraft to participate in the exercises, will be transferred from Okinawa and nearby military bases in 250 paratroopers. U.S. Seventh Fleet will join the exercise. Part of the training project will be open to the public.
The exercise will simulate the recovery of Japan was “occupied” the remote island. “Yomiuri Shimbun,” revealed some of the details:
exercises will be divided into blue and red of the Japanese enemy. First occupied by the red side of the island is not self-defense forces stationed in the island with a surface to air missile, and with a fleet in the waters surrounding the island.
issuing the order and the defense sent the blue side, Japan’s defense ministry sent to the intended landing, the ship’s air force attack high F2 P3C aircraft and naval patrol aircraft to combat the red side-air combat capability.
Subsequently, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense members of the 250 people aboard an empty quite eight C130 transport aircraft, escorted by the Air Self Defense Force F15 fighter planes to the red side near the island occupied by the parachute landing, armed self-defense in shooting under the cover of landing wins Island.
World War II, the establishment of Japan-US defense alliance, both parties are often held military exercises in waters near Japan. British Broadcasting Corporation that was born in Oita Prefecture in western Japan, Taiwan is the largest military exercise field, an area of ??about 4900 hectares. Japan is the so-called southwestern islands of Okinawa, Miyako Island and the Diaoyu Islands (Senkaku in Japan called) and other small islands.
“Yomiuri Shimbun” quoted the Japanese Defense Ministry official as saying that Japan’s neighboring countries in the past because of political concerns, never held a large-scale “seize the island” training. But in recent years, China’s naval activities between Japan posed a considerable threat. Therefore, the Japanese islands to the southwest of China’s military demonstrated ability to guard.
In addition, 18 newspaper also published an editorial advocating the international community to unite to “contain” China in the South China Sea “expansion of military influence.”