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Japan’s Type 12 SSM Deployed To Keep Watch On Miyako Strait

Monday, April 6, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Xavier Vavasseur  |  April 3, 2020  |  Naval News


Japan continues to reinforce its Southern Islands. A new Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile (12式地対艦誘導弾) unit has recently been deployed at the garrison on Miyakojima island.

At the same time, an anti-aircraft unit equipped with Type 03 medium-range surface-to-air missiles, previously based in Nagasaki prefecture, was also relocated there.

People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels and aircraft (Xian H-6 bombers, Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare aircraft etc…) regularly transit through the Miyako Strait, located between the islands of Miyakojima and Okinawa. READ MORE...

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