Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force Commissions 8th Aegis Destroyer - Navy
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Fri 19th March 2021 | 03:20 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 19th March, 2021) The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) said on Friday it had commissioned a new US-made Aegis missile destroyer, Haguro, bringing the fleet size to eight warships.
The new warship is said to have a system for sharing real-time location data of missiles and aircraft with the US military to boost the two countries' interoperability.
Japanese media reported in November that the option to build Aegis missile systems would cost Tokyo over 500 billion Yen ($4.8 billion), which is even more than the previous plan to deploy land-based Aegis Ashore interceptors, scrapped by the Japanese government over cost concerns.