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MOD chief says Aegis Ashore to be introduced as quickly as possible

  • September 12, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

At a gathering of high-ranking officials of the Self-Defense Forces held at the Ministry of Defense on Sept. 11., Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera indicated that the government will work hard to introduce the ground-based Aegis Ashore missile interceptor system “at the fastest pace”  possible to respond to North Korea’s repeated ballistic missile launches. The MOD included its implementation plan for the Aegis Ashore system in its budgetary request for fiscal 2018.

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