Japanese government releases 2020 national defense white paper

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Japanese F-35A Fighter

China Aviation News Network News: According to the Defense World report on July 14, Japan released the 2020″Defense” on July 14 white paper”. It lists billions of dollars of military equipment procurement projects, including two destroyers, one submarine, F-35 fighter and F-X fighter.

Japan plans to purchase three P-1 patrol aircraft and seven SH-60K patrol helicopters by 2020. In addition, it is also planned to establish a temporary unmanned aerial vehicle unit and an air refueling and transportation squadron.

On July 9, the US State Department approved the sale of 105 F-35 fighters to Japan, including 63 F-35A conventional take-off and landing types and 42 F-35B short-range take-off and landing types. Expected costs It was 23.11 billion US dollars. To meet the F-35B, Japan has begun to upgrade its”Izumo” helicopter carrier.

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19 type 155 mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer

The white paper also mentioned that in order to consolidate the territory, the Japanese government will also strengthen the “Patriot” air defense system and purchase additional air defense missiles. For the Land Self-Defense Force, 33 16-type mobile combat vehicles, 7 19-type 155 mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers, 3283 20-type 5.56 mm rifles and 323 SFP-9 pistols will also be purchased.