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Japan plans new electronic warfare unit facing East China Sea

Team will boost defense forces' capabilities for jamming radar

A truck-mounted Network Electronic Warfare System, or NEWS, used by Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force.

TOKYO -- Japanese defense forces will establish next spring a new electronic warfare unit responsible for jamming signals ahead of an attack on the country, Nikkei has learned.

A team of about 80 personnel will be attached to a Ground Self-Defense Force base in the southwestern city of Kumamoto. It will serve as the southern complement to the Cold War-era electronic warfare unit on the northern island of Hokkaido.

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