Japan’s AEGIS Destroyers Ordered to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles Overflying Japan

by: News Desk
April 7, 2013

Category: Japan, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News | RSS 2.0

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Myoko (DDG 175) sits pierside at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. Photo by: NZDF Amanda McErlichJapan has ordered its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile headed towards its territory, a defence ministry spokesman says. Japan’s Navy operates four Kongo class destroyers equipped with AEGIS-BMD type anti-air and missile...

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