Japan’s Sea-based Aegis System Faces Ax

Aegis Ashore deckhouse.
Aegis Ashore deckhouse.
Credit: U.S. Missile Defense Agency
A sea-based Aegis missile defense system could be the next program to be abandoned by Tokyo. The Japanese Defense Ministry does not plan to seek funds for it in the upcoming fiscal 2022 budget. Citing government sources, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper said such a budget request will “likely be...

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