Asahi Shimbun: Japan’s Ministry of Defense selects Aegis Ashore

Japan will allocate funding from 2018’s budget to go towards the construction of Aegis Ashore facilities in the country, Asahi Shimbun reports.

Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Complex Romania) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Deputy Defense Minister Kenji Wakamiya will be heading a committee from July to oversea the implementation.

The Ministry concluded that it will cost $718 million to phase in Aegis Ashore compared to $900 million for THAAD.

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