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Japan to start receiving JSM from March 2022

8th September 2020 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Japan is to take delivery of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) in March 2022, according to the defence ministry and national media.

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace signed a contract in March 2019 (plus a follow-on deal eight months later) to supply the missile for the Japanese fleet of F-35A combat aircraft.

The JSM is a stealth air-to surface missile designed to strike well-defended sea and land targets across long distances.

As the missile can be carried internally in the F-35, it maintains the low radar signature of the aircraft.

Shephard Defence Insight notes that the 525kg JSM is 3.95m long and has a range of 280km.

Since June, when it discontinued a plan to deploy Aegis Ashore land-based interceptor missile batteries, the Japanese government has discussed possible deterrents against ballistic missile attacks, including the capability to strike enemy bases.

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