Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono said his ministry has decided to suspend unpopular plans to deploy a costly land-based US missile combat systems aimed at bolstering the country’s defence against escalating threats from North Korea. Photo: AP
Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono said his ministry has decided to suspend unpopular plans to deploy a costly land-based US missile combat systems aimed at bolstering the country’s defence against escalating threats from North Korea. Photo: AP
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Japan decides to scrap US land-based Aegis Ashore missile defence system

  • Defence Minister Taro Kono said the deployment process was stopped after the safety of two planned host communities could not be ensured
  • Japan had already spent US$1.7 billion on the project but not everything will go to waste, as it is compatible with those used on Japanese destroyers

Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono said his ministry has decided to suspend unpopular plans to deploy a costly land-based US missile combat systems aimed at bolstering the country’s defence against escalating threats from North Korea. Photo: AP
Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono said his ministry has decided to suspend unpopular plans to deploy a costly land-based US missile combat systems aimed at bolstering the country’s defence against escalating threats from North Korea. Photo: AP
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