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Japan wants an aircraft carrier, and buys US a model Jet

Japan wants to grow in the face of the military Upgrade of China, for the first time since the end of the Second world war, a private aircraft carrier. Therefore, a destroyer, is so far designed only for the transportation of the helicopters to be rebuilt. The new defense guidelines, adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of the right-wing conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. This is contrary to the pacifist Constitution, it was said.

For the conscious of the so-called self-defense forces of Japan will be in addition to the latest fighting planes of the protective power USA type F-35B. You can also start vertically, and to continue on the planned aircraft carrier.

According to critics, Japan to practically a aircraft carrier that can also be used for attacks against the pacifist post-war Constitution of the movement. Japan's destroyer, the Izumo-class with a length of 248 meters, is so far designed only for the Transport of up to 14 helicopters. The combat aircraft would not be constantly transported on the ship, therefore, the use of the vessel was also defensive in nature, argued Japan's defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya.

Until now, only for helicopter take-offs and landings, Japan the destroyer, the Izumo-class created:. (Kyodo News via AP/Keystone)

The right-wing conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been working for years on a larger role for the military. Already in 2015, was adopted in Japan under him was the purely defensive orientation of the state. The government at the time, controversial security laws in force. Thus, Japan was awarded the right to "collective self-defense". The country is allowed to fight in conflicts on the side of allies such as the United States, even if the 127 million inhabitants of the Nation will not be attacked directly.

The government has confirmed that Japan will continue to maintain an exclusively defense-oriented policy. China's military activities in the East China sea and other waters were, however, reason to great concern in the Region, it said.

the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear program. A new Five-year program to defense in addition to the acquisition of a total of 18 combat lugzeugen two of the protection of United States power developed Aegis missile defense systems to be stationed on Land. Japan already has the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) on the Land and on Aegis-destroyers-installed Standard Missile-3 (SM-3). They are intended to intercept enemy missiles over Japan or in international waters.

Since Abe took office in late 2012, Japan's military budget is rising steadily. For the new Five-year Plan record planned spending of about $ 27.5 trillion Yen (EUR 214 billion). Thus, the military defense of Cyber-attacks significantly increased. (sda)

Created: 18.12.2018, 09:15 PM

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