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Three Aegis destroyers will be deployed to the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan to intercept a North Korean rocket to be launched next month if it appears that it will fall in Japanese territory or waters, government sources said.

The Defense Ministry will deploy two Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis vessels equipped with Standard Missile-3 interceptors to the East China Sea from the MSDF base in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, the sources said Friday.

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