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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

…remote islands.

"Japan is to develop a new generation of supersonic gliding bombs designed to give its military the ability to deliver a warhead from a safe distance if outlying islands it controls come under attack or are occupied by an enemy force.

Officials of the Defence Ministry in Tokyo told Jiji Press news agency that it intends to develop an early prototype and then deploy a fully functional weapon by 2025.

Funding for the initial research has already been set aside under the ministry's budget for this year, while an additional 13.8 billion yen (US$122 million) has been requested under next year's Budget…."
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