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SDF aircraft to be equipped with domestic standoff missiles

  • June 28, 2021
  • , Sankei
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Monday’s Sankei wrote that the Defense Ministry plans to accelerate the development of domestically produced standoff missiles so as to mount them on ASDF F-2 fighters as the planned upgrade of the F-15s designed to equip them with U.S.-made LRASM subsonic cruise missiles has been running into difficulty due to an increase in associated costs. The daily said that although the ministry is negotiating with the USG on reducing the costs, it is inclined not to procure the LRASM on account of the high costs involved.

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