Reference News Network reported on November 28th In October 2018, Japan's military hotspots frequently appeared: Japan's new anti-professional expansion army prepared for war-fighting China, and Lu's heavy-loading division's long-distance maneuvers nearly 2,000 kilometers. To build an aircraft carrier to preemptively, and so on. Let us review and analyze the important military developments in Japan during this time.
Japan's new anti-phase expansion army prepares for warfare China
On October 2nd, the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party member and former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Iwaya Yoshi replaced the Onoji Five Code as the Defense Minister and attended the inauguration ceremony. Iwaya was born on August 24, 1957 in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture. He served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief of the Department of Defense. At the beginning of October this year, Shinzo Abe completed the reorganization of the new cabinet, and the member of the House of Representatives, Iwaya, was appointed as the Minister of Defense. On November 11, Iwaki was inspected for the first time since taking office. He inspected three bases of the Naha City Self-Defense Forces in Naha, and delivered a speech at the Naha Base, asking the Self-Defense Forces to continue to strengthen the warning and surveillance of the DPRK. At the same time, he also pointed out that Naha is the front line of Japanese defense and claims that China is rapidly strengthening its military strength and influence, and its activities in the waters around Japan are becoming more frequent.
On October 17, Japan established the Future Defense Forces Construction Research Committee chaired by the new Defense Minister Iwaya Yoshito, aiming to study the outline of the defense plan after 2019. According to Iwaya, the new defense plan outline after 2019 will not continue the strategic framework of the past few decades, but will subvert the current defense strategy and formulate the so-called global joint operations concept.
The Japanese media reported that this concept means that the future Japanese war will surpass the physical medium, and the battlefield will extend to space, network and electromagnetic space. For this reason, Japan will focus on developing cutting-edge military technology such as laser weapons and electromagnetic guns. In the next step, the Self-Defense Forces will be prepared in three aspects: First, build a theater cruise missile defense system as soon as possible, and strengthen the island's offensive and defensive capabilities. The second is to enhance the continuous combat capability by enhancing the anti-corruption capability of the military base, enriching the rear support capability, and strengthening the combat capability of the reserve forces. The third is to strengthen intelligence gathering and reconnaissance, as well as space and network attack and defense capabilities, to create an efficient alert monitoring system.
Japan stressed that in order to realize the concept of global joint operations, it is necessary to build a closer Japanese-US defense relationship and work closely with friendly countries such as Britain, France, Australia and India. At the same time, ensure necessary and sufficient defense budget, take effective measures to optimize the recruitment system, improve the education and training environment, enrich and innovate the military production and military science and technology research and development system, and so on.
On October 28th, the Japanese Defense Ministry issued a series of middle-level cadres (junior-level) personnel orders for the Land, Sea and Air Self-Defense Forces: Appointment of the Chief Staff of the former Education Department of the Unified Curtain School, Ms. Yoshihara, who is the Research Director of the Research Office of the School of Education. The rank of the army was upgraded from second-class air to first-class air (equivalent to the air force colonel); appointed the former director of the school education department of the school education department, Daegu and Hiroyuki, and the legal officer of the Aviation Support Group Command; The Minister of the Ministry of Local Cooperation of the Miyazaki, the former Minister of the Ministry of Local Cooperation of the Miyazaki, and the Minister of the Ministry of Local Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the former general manager of the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the appointment of the former Air Force Support Group Commander, Arai, and the Minister of Local Cooperation of the Self-Defense Forces Miyazaki; The Director of the Information and Communication Department of the former Ministry of Defense of the Ministry of Aviation and Civil Aviation, Mr. Kazuo Sakai, is the Director of the Planning Department of the Communication and Systems Department of the Headquarters, and the rank of the Ministry of Communications is upgraded from the second class to the first class; the original equipment plan of the Maritime Curtains Department is appointed. Haisuo, the chief of the ship's weapons department, and Haizuo, the head of the department; appointed Haiqi United Fleet Command, Xiao Wutai Erlang, First Secretary, Haizuo as the vice captain of the 3rd Air Force
The land re-installation team has nearly 2,000 kilometers of long-distance maneuvers
In order to improve tactical use and joint combat capability with the US military, from October 22nd to 27th, Japan Sea and the US military carried out joint air and sea cruises from the bus strait through the eastern part of Okinawa to the southern part of Kyushu. For the general-purpose destroyer, the US military dispatched an aircraft carrier formation with the Reagan aircraft carrier as its core.
From October 15th to 23rd, Lu's northern team completed the remote maneuver exercise. It is envisaged that the Kyushu region and its neighboring islands were attacked by a large-scale military attack. A total of 5,600 people from the 7th Division of the Asahikawa region of Hokkaido departed from various bases in the Asahikawa area of Hokkaido and went to the Kyushu Nagasaki and Kagoshima areas for emergency assistance. Practice rapid response and long-lasting combat capabilities. The participating troops were led by the Northern Director, Mr. Masahiro Tada, in a mechanized manner (some part of the trekking training was set up on the way), and more than 100 tanks, self-propelled artillery pieces and more than 200 types of various types of support vehicles were dispatched. Helicopter, long-distance maneuver about 1800 kilometers. It is reported that the long-distance maneuvering exercise of Luzi is one of the major routine exercises of the Self-Defense Forces. The 7th Division of this self-defense is the only reloading force of Luzi. It is stationed in the cold area of Hokkaido for a long time. The mission is to defend against Russia in North Korea. Strong.
In order to enhance the self-competition capability of the sea and the ability to cooperate with the allied forces, from October 30 to November 3, Japan, the United States, and Australia held mine, mine-clearing, and diving exercises in the beach. The commanders of the three-way exercises of Japan, the United States and Australia were respectively the commander of the Haizu United Fleet, the chief of the team, and the commander of the 7th Fleet Minesweeper (name unknown) and the captain of the Australian Army's minesweeping team (unknown). The three parties dispatched 25 types of mine-clearing ships, including 2 mine-sweeping ships, 1 mine-sweeping ship, 20 mine-sweeping boats, 2 mine-clearing controls, and 3 MCH-101 mine-laying machines.
Hidaka officials claim to build a carrier to preemptively
In late October, when the media asked whether the Japanese government could convert the cloud-class into an aircraft carrier and purchase the F-35B fighter, the LDP's National Defense Commission director Sato Masahiro said that this possibility exists. Sato said that considering the difficulty of using one aircraft carrier, the Japanese government decided to modify two clouds and build one, and a total of three. At the same time, the number of escort destroyers and submarines listed in Haizi will also increase significantly, aiming to eventually form the so-called expeditionary strike group.
It is unconstitutional for the self-defense team to attack the enemy missile base first. Sato argues that defending the defense is not the same as waiting for the attack. Attacking the enemy missile base is an active defense. He also said that in the face of the obvious and imminent missile attack threat from the enemy, the Self-Defense Force can launch a space-based cruise missile to destroy the enemy base outside the enemy's radar detection range. Sato also announced that under this premise, the F-35 stealth fighter can launch a short-range cruise missile with a range of 500 kilometers, and the F-15 can launch a medium-range cruise missile with a range of 900 kilometers (the above-mentioned missile Japanese Self-Defense Force has not yet been installed). Editor's note), thus destroying the enemy missile launching base in one fell swoop. Sato further pointed out that in order to effectively attack enemy missile launching bases, it is first necessary to collect reliable information on the strength of the other side. After the attack, the reconnaissance satellites will be used to investigate the damage. However, he also admitted that the subsonic cruise missiles may be shot down during the flight. To this end, the enemy's air defense system must be destroyed first, and the Self-Defense Force does not currently have the corresponding attack capabilities and means.
On October 13, the Japanese Defense Ministry held a memorial service for the self-defense team in the resident compound, and the survivors also participated. Since 1957, the Ministry of Defence has mourned and hoisted the land, sea and air self-defense members who have unfortunately lost their jobs during the mission.
There are data showing that there have been 1895 dereliction of duty since the establishment of the Self-Defense Forces, including 1040 from the land, 412 from the sea, 413 from the air, and 30 from the civilian staff. On average, about 25 people are dereliction of duty each year, up to 40 people a year. From the data, the number of demobilized players has decreased year by year in recent years. Since the Self-Defense Force is not an army, it has no sacrifice. It can only be called a dereliction of duty according to the status of a civil servant. The family members do not have a pension. They can only receive the death fund for the defense of the whole insurance company. The amount of the family members of the dereliction of duty is about 200 million to 300 million yen (1 yen is about 0.061 yuan - editor's note). (Author / Katan)