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Japan approves missile shield expansion with US-made land-based Aegis launchers

Japan approves missile shield expansion with US-made land-based Aegis launchers | 19 Dec 2017 | Tokyo has formally approved the purchase and deployment of Aegis Ashore systems to "fundamentally improve" Japan's anti-missile capabilities against potential "surprise attacks," local media reported after the Cabinet meeting. The Japanese government plans to purchase two Lockheed Martin missile defense systems at the cost of at least 100 billion yen ($888 million) a unit, Defense Ministry officials noted, expressing hope that Aegis Ashore would become operational by 2023. The missile defense systems will be equipped with SM-3 Block 2A interceptors and will be administered by the Ground Self-Defense Force.