Destroyers and patrol boats to bolster JMSDF

Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force is set to get a new type of patrol boat.

Japan plans to build 12 patrol boat over the next 10 years to enhance its reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities in the East China Sea, including around the disputed Senkaku (Diayou) Islands.

The Japanese government has also committed to building 22 new destroyers for the JMSDF by 2032.