Japan purchases 400 Tomahawk cruise missiles

By Defence Industry Europe

Japan's Ministry of Defence announced a significant enhancement to its stand-off defence capabilities with the acquisition of 400 Raytheon's Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles.

 

This move, part of a Foreign Military Sales agreement with the U.S., was formalized in the presence of Japan’s Defence Minister Minoru Kihara and U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel.

 

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The deal includes 200 Block IV and 200 Block V Tomahawks, along with control systems, support, and training.

The deal is valued at USD 1.7 billion.

 

 

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