Defense Ministry to equip Aegis ship ...

Defense Ministry to equip Aegis ship with SM-6 cruise missile interceptor system

The Defense Ministry plans to equip the Maritime Self-Defense Force's new Aegis destroyer Maya with the Standard Missile-6, or SM-6, anti-air missile system to shoot down cruise missiles, according to informed sources. The ministry included 13.2 billion in its budget request for fiscal 2019 for the acquisition of SM-6 interceptors.

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