Aegis Ashore Vastly Cheaper Than Destroyers, Japan Says

Credit: Aegis Ashore: U.S. Navy
BEIJING—Two Aegis Ashore batteries will give ballistic-missile defense to Japan at 16% of the cost of destroyers performing the mission, figures from the Ministry of Defense show. The land installations will also be more effective in dealing with saturation attack than Japan’s current destroyers...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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