The Japanese government submitted a plan of defense plan to the meeting of experts and the Japanese ruling party working group composed of the two parties, the public and the public, on December 5, respectively. And a summary of the medium-term defense force preparation plan (referred to as: medium-term defense).
According to the report of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun on December 5th, it is proposed to introduce a guided missile that flies at a supersonic speed of Mach 5 or higher, and to purchase a new type of missile with a longer range, such as a high-speed glider missile with a flying-wing warhead aiming at the target. . Taking into account the transformation of the largest frigate from the sea, the outline also proposes to introduce an aircraft carrier program for the take-off and landing of warplanes.
The new missiles are all being researched by the Japanese Defense Ministry and positioned as defenses on the outlying islands. Extremely supersonic missiles are characterized by their ability to fly at speeds through enemy radar networks. High-speed glider missiles are ground-to-ground missiles with a range of more than 300 kilometers. It also incorporates the development guidelines for unmanned aerial vehicles that automatically sail and collect information in the sea.
In considering the plan to transform the Izumo into an aircraft carrier, the Japanese government envisages deploying the most advanced stealth fighter F-35B. The Japanese government believes that the carrier aircraft that can take off after a short distance taxiing and achieve a vertical landing becomes a necessary option, and further procurement by colleagues includes the deployment of the F-35A in Japan.
There are points of view that the introduction of longer-range equipment and new weapons and equipment for the take-off and landing of warplanes will lead Japan to deviate from the special defense advocated under Article 9 of the Constitution after World War II. The Japanese government plans to limit its use to the ultimate goal of defense to gain understanding.