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SDF to build ammunition depot on Miyakojima

  • September 15, 2019
  • , Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri reported that the Defense Ministry has sealed contracts with landowners on the island of Miyakojima in Okinawa to purchase a tract of land for the construction of an ammunition depot, noting that the facility will house ground-to-air and ground-to-ship missiles for the defense of remote islands from China and other potential adversaries. Some 400 GSDF personnel are currently stationed on the island and additional troops are set to be deployed there for missile defense. The SDF also plans to build a shooting range near the planned depot.

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