Japan Maritime Self Defense Force against the proposed expansion of the number of Chinese Navy submarine
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BEIJING, July 26, according to Singapore’s” David Keys, “26 reported that the Japanese end of this year will be revised” defense Program Outline “, modify the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces of arms.
conservative newspaper in Japan, “Sankei Shimbun” 25 said the first step in the headlines, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine intended to increase the number of its defense focus to offshore waters of the southwest. Reported that this initiative is to facilitate “against” the growing Chinese navy.
reported that the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine expansion plan is the original 18 to 20 vessels. It is released in Japan since 1976, “National Defense Program Outline,” the first time since making the decision to expand the number of submarines. In addition to purchase and extended submarine service age, the unit also find ways to enhance its surveillance capability.
reported that during the Cold War, Japan’s maritime defense force to monitor the object is located in the north of the Soviet Union, when the defense is based on Soya, Tsugaru and the waters near the island’s three main. Now, Japan believes that, based on the Chinese navy in the East China Sea and the Pacific area of ??increased activity, southwestern Japan, the sea into a defensive focus.
The paper also stressed: “Japan to expand its submarine scale instrumental in assisting the U.S. intelligence gathering.” It also noted that in February this year, the United States published 4-year defense plan to deal with China’s military capabilities as the focus, there is the mention the United States and its allies need to strengthen the military alert state.
At the same time, South Korea, “ship” incident is also considered to further tighten Japan’s defense nerve, leading to enhanced Japanese authorities must accelerate the pace of coastal defense.