Japan to Deploy Aegis Ashore in Six Years

Japan to Deploy Aegis Ashore in Six Years

On July 30, Japan announced that it will deploy one Aegis Ashore missile defense system over the course of six years, as opposed to the previously planned five. The Japan Times reported,…

US Navy Chief Advocates for Land-based BMD

US Navy Chief Advocates for Land-based BMD

On June 12, speaking at the U.S. Naval War College, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson advocated for a transition from regular naval ballistic missile defense patrols to land-based…

Japan’s Cabinet Approves Aegis Ashore Purchase

Japan’s Cabinet Approves Aegis Ashore Purchase

Japan’s Cabinet approved a plan to purchase two Aegis Ashore systems on Tuesday in response to the growing North Korean missile threat. During a press conference, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera…