The planned anti-ship missile will be able to travel at five times the speed of sound. Photo: ATLA The planned anti-ship missile will be able to travel at five times the speed of sound. Photo: ATLA
The planned anti-ship missile will be able to travel at five times the speed of sound. Photo: ATLA

Japan is working on a hypersonic anti-ship missile that may be a threat to Chinese navy activities

  • Defence ministry plans to deploy an early version of the weapon in 2026, followed by an upgrade after 2028
  • With warheads designed to penetrate aircraft carrier decks, it will be used to defend ‘remote islands’ in the southwest – including the disputed Diaoyus

Topic |   Defence
The planned anti-ship missile will be able to travel at five times the speed of sound. Photo: ATLA The planned anti-ship missile will be able to travel at five times the speed of sound. Photo: ATLA
The planned anti-ship missile will be able to travel at five times the speed of sound. Photo: ATLA
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