Japan buys missiles capable of striking North Korea in preparation for WW3

Friday, December 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

JAPAN has purchased missiles capable of reaching North Korea as tensions reach breaking point in the region.

By Tom Towers
DailyStar.co.uk
8th December 2017

The country has snapped up medium-range, air-launched cruise missiles from the US – its longest-range weapons yet.

Japan is boosting its military arsenal as the nuclear threat from tyrant Kim Jong-un grows.

Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said: “We are planning to introduce the JSM (Joint Strike Missile) that will be mounted on the F-35A (stealth fighter) as ‘stand-off’ missiles that can be fired beyond the range of enemy threats.”

Its military will also mount JASSM-ER (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles) on its F-15 jets.

The JSM has a range of 310 miles while the JASSM-ER can hit targets 620 miles away – putting North Korea just in range.

Japan’s missiles have previously been limited to anti-aircraft and anti-ship munitions, with ranges of less than 186 miles.

The country adopted a near-pacifist policy after World War 2 and was restricted from having offensive military forces.

However, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has since considered revising the constitution as North Korea continues with its reckless missile tests.

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