The Missile Defence Agency conducts the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence weapon system from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defence Test Complex in Kauai, Hawaii in 2015. File photo: ReutersThe Missile Defence Agency conducts the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence weapon system from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defence Test Complex in Kauai, Hawaii in 2015. File photo: Reuters
The Missile Defence Agency conducts the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence weapon system from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defence Test Complex in Kauai, Hawaii in 2015. File photo: Reuters

Japan to buy Aegis Ashore defence system to counter North Korea missile threats

Japan plans to introduce the Aegis Ashore system at two locations, covering the entire nation with powerful radars

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The Missile Defence Agency conducts the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence weapon system from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defence Test Complex in Kauai, Hawaii in 2015. File photo: ReutersThe Missile Defence Agency conducts the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence weapon system from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defence Test Complex in Kauai, Hawaii in 2015. File photo: Reuters
The Missile Defence Agency conducts the first intercept flight test of a land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence weapon system from the Aegis Ashore Missile Defence Test Complex in Kauai, Hawaii in 2015. File photo: Reuters
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