[Global Network Report] Japan’s “Yomiuri Shimbun” reported on the 13th that several Japanese government sources revealed. That the United States and Japan will jointly develop a new type of anti-missile interceptor. To counter the hypersonic weapons developed by China, Russia, and North Korea.
According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, this will be the second time that the United States and Japan have jointly developed an anti-missile interceptor. The last time was the “Standard-3 Block IIA” interceptor, which ended research and development in 2017. According to reports, the US-Japan-ROK summit meeting will be held on August 18 at Camp David, the US presidential resort. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will hold separate talks with Biden on this occasion. The joint research and development of new anti-missile interceptors is expected to be included in the communiqué. Part of it is made public. The governments of the United States and Japan plan. To complete the research and development of this new type of interceptor within 10 years.
The report claimed that the US and Japan jointly developed a new type of interceptor missile to counter the hypersonic weapons of China, Russia, and North Korea. China has previously completed the test launch of hypersonic missiles. Conduct missile tests. The report also said that in order to intercept hypersonic missiles, a system that can detect and track missiles as early as possible is also need. The United States is promoting the establishment of a “satellite constellation” composed of multiple small satellites. And Japan’s Ministry of Defence is considering sharing satellite networks with the United States.
In addition, the “Yomiuri Shimbun” stated that the Japanese government is currently also promoting the acquisition of “counterattack capabilities” to attack enemy missile bases. While jointly developing new interceptors, it will also step up preparations for long-range missiles that guarantee “counterattack capabilities.”
Recently, the U.S. and Japanese governments have pushed to accelerate military bundling. During his visit to Japan in June, U.S. Secretary of Defence Austin claimed that the U.S. and Japan are working hard to further modernise their military relations in order to prevent China’s so-called “coercive behaviour.” Regarding the military relationship between the US and Japan. The spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs previously stated that we have always believed that military cooperation between countries should be conducive to regional peace and stability. And should not target third parties, let alone harm the interests of third parties. When it comes to coercion, it is not China but the United States that is doing the coercion. The bilateral military cooperation between the US and Japan should ensure that it does not harm the interests of third parties or regional peace and stability.