Japan may accelerate missile defence upgrades in wake of North Korean tests - sources



Japan may accelerate around $1 billion (804.1 million pounds) of planned spending to upgrade its ballistic missile defences in the wake of rocket tests suggesting North Korea is close to fielding a more potent medium-range missile, three government sources told Reuters.
The outlays, currently in a budget request for the year starting April, includes money to assess a new missile defence layer - either Lockheed Martin Corp's Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system or Aegis Ashore, a land-based version of the ballistic missile defence system used by vessels in the Sea of Japan.
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17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: Reuters
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