Defense Minister “Introducing“ Aegis Ashore ”at SLBM” Oct. 4:14:34
In response to North Korea's launch of a new SLBM = submarine-launched ballistic missile, Minister Kono has decided to promote the introduction of the new interceptor missile system “Aegis Ashore” in order to enhance missile defense capabilities. Showed.
About the ballistic missile launched by North Korea on the 2nd, the Ministry of Defense is considered to be a new SLBM = submarine launched ballistic missile, and the range may reach up to about 2500 km.
Defense Minister Kono said at a press conference, “Because North Korea has a considerable number of ballistic missiles that are in Japan, it is important to introduce a system that can always monitor and intercept such as Aegis Ashore.” He expressed his desire to promote the introduction of the new interceptor missile system “Aegis Ashore”.
In addition, Minister Kono said that the US-North Korean process is important for realizing North Korea ’s missiles and nuclear CVID = complete, verifiable and irreversible disposal. “There is no change in Japan and the United States that any range of missile launch is a violation of the Security Council resolution and such provocation should not be made.”