The new Type 20 assault rifle is designed to be used in amphibious operations. Photo: Handout

Japan unveils new assault rifle, amid rising tensions in East China Sea

  • The Type 20 assault rifle will replace its predecessor, the Type 1989 weapon, introduced 31 years ago
  • Its launch comes as tensions are rising in the waters of the East China Sea surrounding the disputed islands
Topic |   Japan
The new Type 20 assault rifle is designed to be used in amphibious operations. Photo: Handout
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