No, this isn’t a prank or optical illusion, but rather a real military vehicle designed to look like a giant moving bush. It’s not one the cutting edge of technology, but we can picture several scenarios in which such a vehicle may come in handy, as long as the soldiers inside do not peek too far over the brush. “By the looks of it, it’s some sort of segmented, camouflaged personnel carrier. Beyond that, we know nothing about this strange beast,” according to Digg. Continue reading for a video on Japan’s military expansion.
‘As I don’t know the purpose and intention of unidentified aircraft approaching our air space, I always become tense”, says Sho Yoshida,’ a fighter pilot with Japan’s Self Defence Forces.
This unified military outfit was formed following the Allied occupation of Japan at the end of WW2, and is constitutionally restricted to defending the nation.
But now a heightening feud with China over the disputed Senkaku Islands, as well as the country’s proximity to a wildly unpredictable North Korea, has led Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reinterpret the legal framework that governs the SDF, with a view to transforming it into a force equipped for offensive operations.