Japan Reportedly Considers Pontoon Basing For Aegis

The experimental pontoon with a runway built in Tokyo Bay in 2000.
Credit: MHI
BEIJING—Japan is considering installing at least one Aegis system on a pontoon, following the decision on June 15 to halt a program to build two batteries on shore, the Jiji news agency reports. A further possibility, previously raised by Defense Minister Kono Taro, is building more Aegis destroyers...

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