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Costs Increase For Planned Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System

September 27 2019


Japanese plans to acquire two Aegis Ashore missile defense systems would require additional testing that has not been budgeted for, according to Japanese officials, cited by Reuters. The tests are necessary to ensure the systems work properly, according to manufacturer Lockheed Martin. In 2018, Japan decided to buy the system, selecting a Lockheed Martin radar instead of the Raytheon system used by the U.S. Navy. At the time, top Japanese defense officials did not know Tokyo...

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