Thursday, August 2, 2018
Weapons of the JGSDF
The transformation of the JGSDF has revolved around the ability to quickly move units around the country to respond to any threat, especially in the southwestern islands. That requires brigades that are mobile and readily deployable. Japan has an extensive defense industry and it is able to cater to most of the JGSDF’s needs in terms of small arms. Some weapons are designed and manufactured locally, whereas others are foreign designs that Japan has chosen to produce under license. The following article outline the main small arms used by regular infantry units of the JGSDF.