Japan AEGIS Ashore missile defence system 80205171

Defense & Security News - Japan
 
Japan is considering using the AEGIS Ashore missile defence system
Japan is considering the purchase of additional land-based missile defenses. A feasibility study will examine the land-based AEGIS missile defense system. The AEGIS Ashore could become part of Japan's multi-tiered ballistic missile defense network. Deployment could take place several years from now.
     
Japan is considering the purchase of additional land-based missile defenses. A feasibility study will examine the land-based AEGIS missile defense system. The AEGIS Ashore could become part of Japan's multi-tiered ballistic missile defense network. Deployment could take place several years from now.
AEGIS Ashore missile defence system (source: Lockheed Martin)
     
Japan has not completely ruled out the acquisition of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Each THAAD unit costs about YEN125 billion ($1.1 billion). Japan would need around six units. The AEGIS Ashore unit costs about YEN80 billion and only two would be needed to cover the same amount of territory. Japan already has destroyers equipped with the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptor and land-based Patriot air defense systems outfitted with the PAC-3.
 

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