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New anti-ship missile for Japan’s Self Defence Force

2nd September 2013 - 12:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Tokyo

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A new land-based anti-ship missile – known as the Type 12 surface-to-ship missile (12SSM) – has been unveiled by the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF).

The truck-mounted 12SSM was on display at the Fuji Firepower demonstration on 25 August and the JGSDF hopes the system will enter service in FY2016 ...

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