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SDF begins Tomahawk missile training for FY2025 deployment

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Where will those missiles directed to?

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Good. Japan needs a force projection capability.

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sakurasukiToday  05:00 pm JST

Where will those missiles directed to?

Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution limits their use to countries that have or are in process of attacking Japan. The can not be fired against peaceful non provacative countries.

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Strange Japan government buy many old subsonic cruise missiles despite already hypersonic missile era or advance of missile defense system.

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Cool

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Aoi AzuuriApr. 14 06:50 pm JST

Strange Japan government buy many old subsonic cruise missiles despite already hypersonic missile era or advance of missile defense system.

Speed isn't everything. Stealth is just as good.

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Strange Japan government buy many old subsonic cruise missiles despite already hypersonic missile era or advance of missile defense system.

Not strange at all. Subsonic cruise missiles persist because they hit their targets more reliably, can fly much lower and thus are often harder to detect and engage than the high diving screamers. They also cost a lot less than the screamers, and when salvo size matter being able to afford more missiles with a higher probability of hit is important.

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Tomahawk is a very obsoleted weapon of 1980s. The Chinese navy destroyers (052D,055) has sophisticated phase arrayed radar can detect and intercept with weapons onboard. China has received one intact tomahawk after 1998 from Afghanistan. We know this thing very much of their radar signature!

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Elephant200, the Tomahawk of today is a completely different weapon than the Tomahawk of 1984. There is yet another new iteration coming out now called Block V. If you wish you can read about the new versions of Tomahawk coming out by reading the defense press or poking around the Naval Institute Press website. As a land attack missile Tomahawk remains relevant because it is very hard to detect and not affected by jamming or a lack of a GPS signal. It doesn't have an active seeker so there is nothing for an enemies EW to detect. It looks at the ground and compares what it sees to a map loaded in the missile before it's launched, a technology that pre-dates GPS.

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elephant200Apr. 15 10:19 pm JST

Tomahawk is a very obsoleted weapon of 1980s. The Chinese navy destroyers (052D,055) has sophisticated phase arrayed radar can detect and intercept with weapons onboard. China has received one intact tomahawk after 1998 from Afghanistan. We know this thing very much of their radar signature!

Yes, and Chinese lasers will take all of the US missiles out of the sky. We will believe it when we see it.

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