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Japan launches its first missile unit "Land-sea" On the island of Okinawa

 Today, Saturday, Japan launched its first “land-to-sea” missile unit. Of the ground forces, on the main island of Okinawa, while strengthening its defenses amid Chinese maritime influence.

 

The Japanese Kyodo News Agency quoted First Deputy Defense Minister Makoto Oniki as saying: He said: “The main island of Okinawa is extremely important for national security, as it is located approximately halfway in a chain of Japanese islands extending 1,200 kilometers from the southernmost point of the main island, Kyushu Island, towards Taiwan.”

 

 

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The Japanese agency indicated that the launch ceremony comes after the establishment of a “surface-to-ship” missile regiment. On March 21, the regiment, equipped with Type 12 surface-to-ship guided missiles, will monitor Chinese military ships that frequently sail between the main island of Okinawa and Miyako Island. 

 

The total number of officers serving at the new regiment’s headquarters as well as the troops under their command will be about 200, according to the Japanese Ministry of Defense. Surface-to-sea missile units are also located on the islands of Miyako and Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture and Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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The South Island Prefecture also hosts the bulk of US military installations in Japan.

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