LDP lawmakers back Aegis ships as alternative to land-based system

Defense policymakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday threw their support behind a tentative government plan to build new Aegis ships as a platform for missile interceptor systems that were previously set to be located on land.In the closed discussion, the LDP lawmakers concluded that “if we compare all plans, there are no other options than building Aegis ships,” said Taku Otsuka, the head of the team of policymakers, after the meeting.The government has been seeking three off-shore alternative options after its decision earlier this year to scrap its plan to deploy the U…

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