Japanese Ministry of Defense is preparing record military budget for $ 53 billion

The Ministry of Defense of Japan began coordinating the military budget for 2024 The financial year for a record in the country’s history of almost 7.739 trillion yen (more than $ 53 billion), the Nikkei economic newspaper said.

The new military budget provides, in particular, the expenses for the formation of a new air detachment in the southwest of the country, equipped with the latest fifth generation combat aircraft F-35b.

Funds for the construction of two additional destroyers with multi -purpose computerized tracking and guidance systems AEGIS will also be allocated.

A naval transport detachment will be formed, called in the case of a critical situation as quickly as possible transfer the troops to remote islands in the East Chinese Sea in the Taiwan region.