2014年06月19日

Update: China vows 'firm actions' against Japanese missile deployments

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The Type 88 SSM (pictured) will eventually be replaced with the new Type 12. (Unknown)

Update: China vows 'firm actions' against Japanese missile deployments

Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore and James Hardy, London and Kosuke Takahashi, Tokyo - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

17 June 2014

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said Beijing will take "firm and effective actions" against Japanese deployments of surface-to-ship missiles (SSMs) on Kyushu and Miyako island.

Japanese newspaper The Sankei Shimbun on 15 June detailed plans by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) to deploy new Type 12 SSMs on Kyushu in 2016 and 2017.

The JGSDF temporarily deployed a batch of Type 88 coastal-defence SSMs to Miyakojima island, Okinawa Prefecture, during joint drills with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force in November 2013, in a drill that was intended to illustrate Japan's response to a Chinese attack on the contested Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.

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