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Submission + - Japan to launch a Military Space Force in 2019 (kyodonews.jp)

Taco Cowboy writes: Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019

The Mainichi Shimbun is reporting that Japan plans to create a "space force" within its existing Self Defence Force, hoping to have it operational by 2019

Japan would provide the US military with information obtained by the force as part of the joint bid to strengthen ties in space, the so-called "fourth battlefield", Kyodo news agency said, citing unnamed sources

Note that this plan, which involves simply looking into space using old civilian astronomy equipment and radar, is just the beginning. The transforming space fighters and combat mechs and giant alien spaceship-melting cannons will presumably come later

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Japan to launch a Military Space Force in 2019

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