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Mass production of anti-ship missiles to begin

  • January 7, 2018
  • , Mainichi
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Sunday’s Mainichi wrote that the Defense Ministry plans to launch the mass production of ASM-3 anti-ship missiles in FY2019, noting that following the investment of some $350 million during the 15-year development period, the ultrasonic missiles can reach speeds in excess of Mach 3. While predicting that the ASDF’s F-2s will be equipped with the missiles for remote island defense, the article said the ministry is keen to upgrade other existing missiles to counter China’s maritime advancement.

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