Japan suspends US missile defense deployment

Suspension of deployment is associated with the threat of the booster stage of the rocket falling outside the range during launch.

Japan suspends US missile defense deployment

According to TASS, on Monday, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told reporters that the Japanese government decided to suspend the deployment of the US-based Aegis Ashore ground-based missile defense system in the country.

“We are suspending the deployment process, given its cost and timing,” he said. “At the moment, ships equipped with Aegis systems will support the missile defense system.”

The Minister also noted that the suspension of deployment is associated with the threat of the launch stage of the rocket falling outside the range during launch.

“We cooperated with the American side to modify the software, but now we can’t say that the fall can be achieved only through this modification,” the head of the department said.

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