🇯🇵 Japan plans to deploy an electronic warfare (EW) unit on Yonaguni Island (Okinawa Prefecture) by the end of 2023. The activities are aimed at enhancing intelligence gathering capabilities in the Taiwan Strait and around Diaoyu Island, where territorial tensions with China remain.
The new EW unit will be equipped with an EW network system mounted on a vehicle (photo). System functions: reception and analysis of radio waves, as well as suppression of enemy communication channels.
In addition, Japan plans to deploy a 20-man security unit to Yonaguni Island in 2022.
The total number of troops stationed on the island will increase from 160 to 250.