Aegis Ashore Alternatives Difficult to Gather Opinions September 25, 4:13
The Ministry of Defense wants to narrow down the alternatives to the new interception missile system "Aegis Ashore" by the end of the year, but pointed out that the multiple plans to deploy at sea, which the ruling party showed, are not sufficient as interception postures. It is expected that it will be difficult to gather opinions.
As an alternative to the new interception missile system "Aegis Ashore," which was abandoned, the Ministry of Defense used escort vessels and private vessels at a meeting between the Liberal Democratic Party and the Komei Party on the 24th. I explained that we are considering deploying to.
The Ministry of Defense wants to narrow down the proposals by the end of the year after consulting with the ruling party, saying that "both plans can be flexibly operated in response to changes in the situation."
However, the ruling party pointed out that any plan to deploy at sea is not sufficient as an interception system for ballistic missiles, as it is easily affected by the weather and weather conditions in operation and there are problems with the protection system. Was issued.
Furthermore, since there is a deep-rooted opinion that "the number of Aegis ships should be increased," it is expected that it will be difficult to gather opinions.