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MOD to submit largest budget request ever

  • August 19, 2016
  • , Sankei
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Sankei front-paged a plan by the Defense Ministry to submit to the Finance Ministry its budget request for FY2017, noting that it will seek R&D funding for a new surface-to-ship missile with a maximum range of 300 kilometers with the goal of deterring provocations and aggression in the vicinity of the Senkakus. Noting that the ministry is also expected to request money for procuring SM-3 Block II-A interceptors, the article said the defense budget request for next fiscal year will amount to a record 5.16 trillion yen. Nikkei published a similar story. 

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