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Tokyo approved placement in the country of missile defense systems Aegis Ashore

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The Japanese government at its meeting approved the decision to deploy two Aegis Ashore missile defense systems in the country, reports TASS.




It is assumed that the American system is able to protect the entire national territory from the impacts of ballistic missiles. Each complex will cost the Japanese budget approximately 100 billion yen (about $ 889 million).

Installations are planned to be deployed at landfills in northern Akita prefecture and in southwestern Yamaguchi by 2023, however, the timing of accommodation can be accelerated. The purchase of missile defense systems is explained by the sharply increased missile threat from North Korea.

It is reported that initially for one complex Aegis Ashore was supposed to pay about 80 billion yen (almost $ 705 million), but then it was decided to equip them with more expensive equipment, in particular with the latest radars.

Japanese experts are instructed to immediately carry out expert work to identify the possible impact of new weapons on the environment. To speed up preparation for the deployment of missiles, Tokyo decided to allocate about $ 25 million.

Currently, Japan already has a two-level missile defense system. Ships equipped with sea-based Aegis systems are armed with SM-3 interceptor missiles, which are capable of shooting down a ballistic missile in the middle of the trajectory. If this fails, the second level of the missile defense system will be activated using the Patriot PAC-3 mobile ground systems.

Aegis Ashore is designed to strengthen the first line of national missile defense forces. New missile complex (SM-3 Block 2A) will be able to hit targets at a distance of 1 thousand. Km.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 19 December 2017 12: 45
    +1
    What am I thinking now if the money that they sweep into weapons ... Yes, give North Korea ... Probably it would be a very peaceful state ...
    1. dorz
      dorz 19 December 2017 12: 50
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      Quote: Vard
      What am I thinking now if the money that they sweep into weapons ... Yes, give North Korea ... Probably it would be a very peaceful state ...

      They do not need peaceful North Korea.
    2. a.sirin
      a.sirin 19 December 2017 12: 58
      +3
      Money - to you, he - to you - war
  2. HEATHER
    HEATHER 19 December 2017 12: 49
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    ......................
  3. Nemesis
    Nemesis 19 December 2017 12: 51
    +4
    To close the issue of Japan’s territorial claims on the Kuril Islands, the Russian Federation should show its rights to Hokkaido, which Japan is obliged to transfer to Russia at the end of the Yalta Conference ... state, which was throughout its history, constantly fighting against Russia.
  4. Evgenijus
    Evgenijus 19 December 2017 12: 55
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    Japan currently has a two-tier missile defense system.

    Not a single Korean missile was shot down, and they fly over Japan ...
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 December 2017 12: 55
    +1
    Tokyo approved placement in the country of missile defense systems Aegis Ashore
    And at the same time they still nod about some "Northern Territories", trading in their own. Ask the United States something for placing their missile defense on their territory, they can allocate a small piece for a new concentration camp for you.
  6. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 19 December 2017 12: 59
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    The Japanese always act looking ahead ... there will be no threat from S. Korea, they will come up with a threat from Russia, and the United States uses Japan as its bridgehead, it is not for nothing that the Japanese are becoming more militarized ....
  7. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 19 December 2017 13: 11
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    And how do you like, small children, or what? This is not for you to use Fuji Sake. Trump - dear girl, very good. dear, more expensive than Malagni. But the roof is reinforced concrete. Until he rakes himself. Although then you next to the Buddha will really do not care. Well, where once, there are two. I’m not sure why you’re stuck with the islands, you’re looking for where to dump it, or what? Buddha and I can’t sit next to you, and you’ll answer for your sticky little hands, any Chinese will tell you that.
  8. Coconut
    Coconut 19 December 2017 13: 13
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    Hedgehogs cry ..button..but they continue to eat the cactus ... bdsm .. horror laughing
  9. Sergey53
    Sergey53 19 December 2017 13: 18
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    Partners are looking for adventure on their ass. But islands, islands.
  10. Ivann
    Ivann 21 December 2017 00: 03
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    Quote: Vard
    What am I thinking now if the money that they sweep into weapons ... Yes, give North Korea ... Probably it would be a very peaceful state ...

    And here’s what I think, now, if the money that they sweep into our weapons would be given to the underprivileged citizens ..
    Probably a fair state.