Japan's first surface-to-ship missile battery in Okinawa officially established

The Japanese Ministry of Defense deployed its first surface-to-ship missile battery in Okinawa for the first time, and held an inauguration ceremony today at the Ground Self-Defense Force Katsuren Branch in Uruma City. The company is equipped with Type 12 land-based anti-ship missiles, which mainly launch attacks on ships on land. Together with the troops deployed on Miyako Island, they monitor the activities of foreign warships in the strait between Okinawa and Miyako Island.

Deputy Minister of Defense Makoto Oniki pointed out at the establishment ceremony that Okinawa is located in the center of the Southwest Islands and is an extremely important location for Japan's national security.

Japan plans to deploy extended-range Type 12 improved missiles that can be used to attack other countries starting next year.

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