Japan’s Budget Request Emphasizes Missile Defense

Credit: SM-3 launch: MDA
SYDNEY—Missile defense again dominates Japan’s proposed military budget, which seeks money for land-based batteries, interceptors, an upgrade for an Aegis destroyer and even air-to-surface weapons for knocking out threats before launch. The defense ministry proposes a military budget of ¥5.29...
Bradley Perrett

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

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