(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Tokyo, Rabi'I 20, 1439 H., December 08, 2017, SPA -- Japan today announced it was planning to provide its fighter planes with long-range cruise missiles.
Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera said in a statement to reporters that his country needs to enhance its defense ability in view of the security situation which is getting dangerous, noting that his ministry is reviewing three kinds of missiles that could work outside the range of enemy defense systems.
He signaled that introducing cruise missiles will not contradict the Japanese security policy which is based on the principle of defense.
15:37 LOCAL TIME 12:37 GMT