Follow China? Successively planning aircraft carriers, hypersonic missiles, and stealth fighters, what does Japan want to do?
This year At the end of June, foreign media reported that Japan is transforming its own destroyer Izumo and destroyer Kaga into an aircraft carrier. It is reported that the Japanese destroyer Izumo has a total length of 248 meters, a width of 38 meters, and a displacement of 26,000 tons. The size of the ship is not much more than that of the light aircraft carrier in Thailand. Therefore, these two destroyers can be upgraded to aircraft carriers without major modifications.
In addition to the transformation of the aircraft carrier, on July 7, Japan was also broke out to start to develop its own high-sonic supersonic anti-ship missile . The goal of this new hypersonic anti-ship missile in Japan is to be powered by a dual-mode scramjet engine, which is a combination of a ramjet engine and a scramjet engine that can fly at multiple speeds, including a supersonic speed of 5 Hz or higher. The missile can also cruise at high altitudes at supersonic speeds while maneuvering, which makes it difficult for enemy air defense systems to intercept. Foreign media commented on this. The new missile developed by Japan is aimed at high-altitude cruising, which may pose a threat to China’s aircraft carrier in the East China Sea. It has been recognized by the Japanese Defense Agency as a “game changer”.
on July 10 The United States agreed to export 105 F-35 Lightning 2 stealth fighters worth about US$23.11 billion to Japan. As a result, Japan will become the second largest F-35 fighter after the United States. In addition to the purchase of the US F-35 Lightning 2, Japan is also stepping up to develop its own fifth-generation aircraft-F-3, and said that the fighter is expected to officially begin service in 2030.
In addition to buying fighters and building equipment, Japan He has also conducted naval exercises with many countries recently. Japan’s successively planned aircraft carriers, hypersonic missiles, stealth fighters, what is it for?
Although Japan has always declared that it has no intention of launching a new round of expansion wars, from the perspective of Japan’s recent high-profile performance in the military field, Japan is still ambitious to overtake China. Whether it is an aircraft carrier, a supersonic missile or a fifth-generation stealth fighter, Japan has been following the pace of China.
After China’s Liaoning ship and Shandong ship have been launched successively in recent years, Japan suddenly cannot wait The Izumo destroyer and the Kaga destroyer were transformed into aircraft carriers. After the aircraft carrier, Japan again exposed its high-sonic anti-ship missile program, claiming that it will”change the rules of the game.” In the field of high-sonic missiles, China says second, and no one dares say first. It is self-evident that Japan is now so high-profile that it wants to change the rules. In addition, in the field of fifth-generation fighters, China and Japan began to develop at the same time, and after the successful development of China’s fifth-generation aircraft in 2011, Japan immediately The investment in developing the fifth-generation machine has doubled, and the deep meaning is self-evident. (Liu Nineteen)