A 2018 launch of the US military’s land-based Aegis missile defence system. Photo: APA 2018 launch of the US military’s land-based Aegis missile defence system. Photo: AP
A 2018 launch of the US military’s land-based Aegis missile defence system. Photo: AP

Japan considers dedicated missile-defence warships as alternative to US-developed Aegis Ashore system

  • Tokyo has informed Washington of its decision, with the new warships envisioned as costing less than its existing Aegis-equipped destroyers
  • Outgoing PM Abe is expected to this month issue a statement on the government’s missile defence stance, including striking bases in other countries

Topic |   Japan
A 2018 launch of the US military’s land-based Aegis missile defence system. Photo: APA 2018 launch of the US military’s land-based Aegis missile defence system. Photo: AP
A 2018 launch of the US military’s land-based Aegis missile defence system. Photo: AP
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