National Oct 23, 2020

LDP group calls for building new Aegis destroyer

A group of lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday proposed that the government build a new Aegis destroyer as an alternative to the abandoned Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system. The group said that an Aegis destroyer can offer flexibility in operations ...

Japan lawmakers review three proposals for new missile defense system

National Sep 25, 2020

Japan lawmakers review three proposals for new missile defense system

The government presented three options Thursday for the country's new missile defense system, after it scrapped in June a plan to deploy Aegis Ashore land-based interceptors. The options are building a destroyer vessel armed with the entire interceptor system including radars, deploying the system at ...