PAC-3 surface-to-air missile interceptors are deployed at the grounds of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Forces Kaita base. Photo: AFP PAC-3 surface-to-air missile interceptors are deployed at the grounds of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Forces Kaita base. Photo: AFP
PAC-3 surface-to-air missile interceptors are deployed at the grounds of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Forces Kaita base. Photo: AFP

Missiles, radar, glide bombs: Japan wants record US$48b weapons budget as North Korea threat grows

If approved by parliament, it would be the sixth annual increase under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who ended decade-long defence budget cuts

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis
PAC-3 surface-to-air missile interceptors are deployed at the grounds of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Forces Kaita base. Photo: AFP PAC-3 surface-to-air missile interceptors are deployed at the grounds of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Forces Kaita base. Photo: AFP
PAC-3 surface-to-air missile interceptors are deployed at the grounds of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Forces Kaita base. Photo: AFP
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