Friday, October 25, 2013

Japan To Deploy Anti-Ship Missiles On Okinawa's Miyako Island

Japan plans to deploy a surface-to-ship missile unit on Miyako Island in the country's southern-most Okinawa prefecture for the first time next month.

Units equipped with Type 88 surface-to-ship missiles will be deployed on Miyako Island and in the southern part of Okinawa's main island as part of an 18-day military drill starting on November 1 with about 34,000 personnel taking part, Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) said on Thursday.

This would put all waters between the islands within range of the guided anti-ship missiles, reports the NHK broadcaster.

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