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Japan's Self-Defense Force holds live-fire military exercise

People's Daily Online)  08:46, August 23, 2012

A Type 87 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun fires in an annual live-fire military exercise of Japan’s Self-Defense Force on Aug. 21, 2012. (Chinanews/Xie Guoqiao)

Translated and edited by Chen Lidan, People's Daily Online

Japan’s Self-Defense Force held a live-fire military exercise at the Higashi Fuji training range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo on Aug. 21, 2012. The Force’s primary weapons including howitzer, mortar, tank, mortar, anti-tank rocket and helicopter were demonstrated in the exercise. The newfangled weapons such as Type 10 tank and CH-47J Chinook helicopter were utilized in the live-fire exercise aimed at tackling the scenario of taking back islands occupied by enemy troops.

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(Editor:陈丽丹、姚春)

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