Japan Plans to Develop Tomahawk-Like Missiles With Range of 1,200 Miles, Reports Say

Japan is developing long-range missiles similar to the Tomahawk subsonic cruise missiles, the Sankei Shimbun daily reports.

According to the newspaper, Japan’s new missiles will have a range of up to 2,000 kilometers (about 1,200 miles), which would make it possible to reach targets in China and North Korea.

The 2,000-kilometer range makes the new type of missiles comparable to the Tomahawk land-attack missile, which has a range of up to approximately 2,400 kilometers (about 1,500 miles).

Japan’s constitution prohibits the offense use of military force and currently none of the country’s warships carry dedicated land-attack missiles.

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