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GOJ discusses alternatives to Aegis Ashore at NSC meeting

  • December 4, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Yomiuri, Mainichi, and Sankei wrote that the GOJ discussed alternatives for the canceled Aegis Ashore deployment at an NSC meeting on Thursday. Yomiuri wrote that Defense Minister Kishi explained his ministry’s plan to construct new Aegis ships and that the Suga administration is planning to make a cabinet decision on the matter by mid-December. Sankei wrote that the GOJ confirmed at the meeting a plan to construct two Aegis ships equipped with SPY-7 radar as an alternative to the canceled Aegis Ashore deployment with the goal of approving it at a cabinet meeting by the end of this month.

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