As tensions soar in the Pacific, the Japanese are looking into anti-stealth radar capabilities. The Defense Ministry sees an urgent need to develop the new radar as next-generation stealth fighters are becoming the norm, officials said.

It is expected to initially deploy the new radar to places such as Miyakojima island in Okinawa Prefecture, not far from Chinese airspace, to complement existing radar sites.

In addition to the radar development, the ministry plans to start research on a fire control system.

It wants to create a system to intercept stealth aircraft detected by the new radar, using ground-to-air missiles based on information from the radar, if the aircraft are judged to have the intent to attack Japan.

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