The Japanese Air Self-Defence Force demonstrates US-developed PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors at the US Yokota Air Base in 2017. Photo: APThe Japanese Air Self-Defence Force demonstrates US-developed PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors at the US Yokota Air Base in 2017. Photo: AP
The Japanese Air Self-Defence Force demonstrates US-developed PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors at the US Yokota Air Base in 2017. Photo: AP

What’s next for Japan’s defence after scrapping US Aegis Ashore system?

  • Tokyo’s tracking of a foreign submarine has focused attention on its security plans after it announced the scrapping of a US-developed anti-missile system
  • Factors the country is weighing up include the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and Washington’s commitment to its regional allies
Topic |   Japan
The Japanese Air Self-Defence Force demonstrates US-developed PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors at the US Yokota Air Base in 2017. Photo: APThe Japanese Air Self-Defence Force demonstrates US-developed PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors at the US Yokota Air Base in 2017. Photo: AP
The Japanese Air Self-Defence Force demonstrates US-developed PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors at the US Yokota Air Base in 2017. Photo: AP
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