Japan Self-Defense Command announces dispatch of its warship to the Middle East region. This kind of decision has already raised questions from the Japanese themselves..
The command told about the reasons for sending the warship ship to the water area, thousands of nautical miles from Japan.
We are talking about the Japanese destroyer "Suzunami", which is in the ranks of the Navy with 2006 of the year. He left the Ominato military base in Aomori Prefecture today - 20 December 2020. This is the first dispatch of a Japanese Navy warship to the Middle East in a long period..
The command informs, that the reason for this decision was "the need to collect information to ensure the safety of Japanese ships of various classes in the Middle East region".
planned, that a mission of this kind will last until December 2021 years - with the possibility of changing Japanese warships on a rotational basis.
The mission is also planned as anti-piracy.
According to recent reports, the destroyer "Suzunami" headed for the northern part of the Arabian Sea - to the maritime borders of Pakistan.
Meanwhile, experts suggested, that the main task of the Japanese ship will be to spy on a Chinese object in the Pakistani port of Gwadar. This port was built with the direct participation of China., after which the opponents of the PRC made an assumption regarding the possible deployment of a Chinese military base there.
Previously, there were already Japanese warships in this area - for example, patrol ship "Murasame".