Machine guns are the latest form of weaponry to be adopted in a country where many of the world’s deadliest weapons are produced.
The new weaponization is being introduced to the world by a Japanese firm that specializes in military hardware.
The Kaga Kaga Machine Gun is a small, low-profile machine gun that shoots compressed air, a high-tech version of the gun used in the U.S. military.
It’s meant to replace traditional rifles and shotguns and, in Japan, is a weapon that many people say is unnecessary.
The weapon is being used by the country’s military, which is currently engaged in the largest war in the history of its armed forces.
The United States, Japan and Australia are among the world powers fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
Japan’s use of machine guns is not new, but the new one is a major change.
“The Koga-Kaga is a first-of-its-kind weapon that allows a user to fire at long ranges with extreme precision,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
“This weapon is more efficient and less expensive than current firearms.”
The weapon uses compressed air to fire projectiles that travel at about 500 meters per second, about 10 times the speed of sound.
The U.K.-based company has received funding from Japan’s Defense Research and Development Agency to develop a version of this gun.
The company has also received a $15 million grant from the U-M initiative to develop the weapon.
“We are developing a weapon which is suitable for military use and which is safe for use in densely populated urban areas,” the statement said.
The weapons are manufactured in Japan and Japan’s defense minister has praised the new weapon.
“The weapon itself is a remarkable weapon that is much more effective than conventional weapons,” Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday at a ceremony to mark the company’s inauguration.