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Japan refuses to deploy Aegis Ashore US missile defense system

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Japan refuses to deploy Aegis Ashore US missile defense system

Japan refuses to deploy American Aegis Ashore missile defense systems on its territory. This was reported by the Kyodo agency, citing a statement by the country's Minister of Defense Taro Kono.


According to the publication, Minister of Defense Taro Kono announced the decision at a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and key cabinet ministers. The main reason for abandoning the deployment is the cost, deployment timelines and a number of technical problems, including the danger of a fall after launching rocket boosters in residential areas outside the landfill. However, as noted, this decision may not be final, as negotiations with the United States are still ongoing.

Recall that the decision to deploy two Aegis Ashore missile defense systems in Japan was made in 2017. The complexes were supposed to protect Japan from North Korean missiles. They were planned to be deployed in Akita prefectures in the northwest and in Yamaguchi in the southwest of the country. The commissioning was planned until 2023.

Against this background, a message appeared that the National Defense Council of Japan would review the missile defense tactics. He must submit his decision by October of this year.

It is reported that instead of the American ground-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system, it is proposed to use cruise missiles with a range of up to 1 thousand km launched from aircraft to protect the coast from enemy missile attacks.
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  1. NIKN
    NIKN 25 June 2020 10: 01 New
    +1
    The complexes were supposed to protect Japan from North Korean missiles.
    Exactly from North Korean? Why isn't Eun in share?
  2. vvvjak
    vvvjak 25 June 2020 10: 04 New
    +3
    It is proposed to use cruise missiles with a range of up to 1 thousand km launched from aircraft to protect the coast from enemy missile attacks.

    And what is this miracle, new air defense missile defense systems? Or am I missing something?
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 25 June 2020 10: 24 New
      +1
      Quote: vvvjak
      And what is this miracle, new air defense missile defense systems?

      But it’s cool ... either the author didn’t translate correctly, or do we really don’t know something ???
      1. vvvjak
        vvvjak 25 June 2020 11: 03 New
        +1
        Quote: rocket757
        either the author sho didn’t translate correctly, or do we really don’t know something ???

        I was visited only by one thought: are the Japas not going to deliver preventive strikes on the starting positions of the DPRK missiles with pieces of the JAZM EP type?
        1. PSih2097
          PSih2097 25 June 2020 11: 45 New
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          Quote: vvvjak
          I was visited only by one thought: are the Japas not going to deliver preventive strikes on the starting positions of the DPRK missiles with pieces of the JAZM EP type?

          I think that it’s still a mistake, the Japanese have a Type 99 long-range missile defense system of 100 km for their aircraft, because you can grab missiles with nuclear filling for a strike by the KRs on foreign territory ...
          1. vvvjak
            vvvjak 25 June 2020 12: 13 New
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            Quote: PSih2097
            I think that it’s a mistake,

            Quite possibly, I just assumed.
            Quote: PSih2097
            the Japanese have a Type 99 long-range missile defense system 100 km

            And how will she save DPRK missiles from nuclear warheads?
            Quote: PSih2097
            because as a result of the strike by the KRs on foreign territory, it is possible to snatch off nuclear-powered balloons ...

            Well, this is annoying. The United States is developing strategies for striking low-power nuclear charges (for some reason, deciding that a global nuclear response will not follow). Why the Japanese can not come to mind something similar.
  3. Pandiurin
    Pandiurin 25 June 2020 10: 58 New
    +1
    Quote: rocket757
    Quote: vvvjak
    And what is this miracle, new air defense missile defense systems?

    But it’s cool ... either the author didn’t translate correctly, or do we really don’t know something ???


    Everything is logical
    If the American missile defense is deployed, it will be directed against China, especially against the Chinese strategic nuclear forces.
    Accordingly, China will take care that there would be more goals for the first strike in Japan.
    It turns out that the American pro will only get worse (it will not be able to protect "there are technical problems")

    Well, long-range cruise missiles are an asymmetric response.

    Most likely, yapes will develop their own pro, but it's a long time.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 25 June 2020 11: 54 New
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      Quote: Pandiurin
      Most likely, yapes will develop their own pro, but it's a long time.

      They do not have to create from scratch ... you can buy, they will be sold to them, a lot of different things, they will save time.
  4. Darter88
    Darter88 25 June 2020 11: 01 New
    0
    Well, and how cruise missiles (no matter what base), even assuming that they fly at hypersonic speed, will shoot down ballistic targets? Some crap!
  5. faterdom
    faterdom 25 June 2020 11: 02 New
    0
    Igemon is weak. And now his "solidarity friends" are trying to push him. Bye carefully, with your finger. I hope, then with a palm, a fist and the apotheosis of "alliance" - a kick in the ass!
    Not voluntarily and with the orchestra, as we are from Europe, but urgently and throwing half of everything that did not fit into the ships.
    This is how one should somehow see the future of the United States. And to promote, of course.
  6. Doctor
    Doctor 25 June 2020 11: 13 New
    -1
    Japan is slowly moving towards sovereignty.
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 25 June 2020 12: 22 New
    0
    As I understand it now, the US administration to doubt the democratic regime in Japan? Here, the Japanese will have to pay corny to prove that Americans have democracy in the country .......... Americans are very critical of the refusals
  8. 1536
    1536 25 June 2020 13: 16 New
    0
    The US government has no time to pay attention to Japanese disobedience - hands do not reach. But as soon as they reach, one click of the fingers and the Japanese will change their mind to the opposite. And in general, all this Japanese fuss is like children's games in the sandbox: "Look, we are independent, give us the Kuril Islands." These conversations will continue until the very moment, until the "teacher" comes.
  9. Old26
    Old26 25 June 2020 14: 44 New
    +2
    It is reported that instead of the American ground-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system, it is proposed to use cruise missiles with a range of up to 1 thousand km launched from aircraft to protect the coast from enemy missile attacks.

    Author!!! What nonsense are you talking about ??? The Aegis Ashore missile defense system is equipped with "Standart SM-3 block II A" interceptors equipped with kinetic interceptors that begin to operate at heights of at least 50 km from the ground. What cruise missile can you fly at that height? This system is intended ONLY for intercepting ballistic missiles. In this case, these are missiles beloved by many DPRK.

    Quote: vvvjak
    And what is this miracle, new air defense missile defense systems? Or am I missing something?

    Creepy jamb of the author's translation. Not even edited ...

    Quote: Pandiurin
    Everything is logical
    If the American missile defense is deployed, it will be directed against China, especially against the Chinese strategic nuclear forces.
    Accordingly, China will take care that there would be more goals for the first strike in Japan.
    It turns out that the American pro will only get worse (it will not be able to protect "there are technical problems")
    Well, long-range cruise missiles are an asymmetric response.
    Most likely, yapes will develop their own pro, but it's a long time.

    It will not save from the Chinese due to the fact that the Chinese simply “crush” the Japanese in quantity, but with so many North Koreans that they have, they will completely protect them. In addition, it would be clear the deployment of this missile defense system to protect against Chinese missiles in Taiwan, but in Japan ....?
    The deployment of a base in Yamaguchi province has the task of covering such bases as bases in Okinawa and Guam from the impact of the same North Korean missiles. The Chinese can strike at these bases while out of reach of the missile defense of this missile defense base. Logic placement against Chinese missiles in these places NOT TRACKED. But against NORTH KOREAN - a completely different matter
  10. Charik
    Charik 25 June 2020 17: 04 New
    0
    he should present the decision by October of this year. Yes, to hell with a two-poke around and do what the older brother orders
  11. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 25 June 2020 20: 29 New
    -2
    Welcome to the Eurasian Union fellow Otherwise, we feed China, they even eat bats ... wassat
    Cynical, but true ...
    Hokkaido- Matsmay ..