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This YT video talks about a proposal up for budget approval in Japan, that would see two Aegis equipped ships in the 20,000DWT range equipped with a variety of missile types.
I realize that. But didn’t they have Aegis equipped ships well before they acquired Aegis ashore?An AEGIS Ashore platform is a non-moving static target.
Vulnerable to attack from land, sea, and air.
A Shipborne system is less vulnerable.
The Aegis Ashore program ran into NIMBY's in JapanAgreed - 20,000 tons isn’t huge in shipbuilding metrics. Flt 2 Alreigh Burke class destroyers of the USN sit around 7500, so that’s only 2.5 times larger than the standard USN surface combatant.
Japan already has several Aegis equipped ships in their fleet, plus Aegis ashore. Plus, you know, 7th Fleet of the USN.
Why would they want a platform to put their Aegis ashore system on?
I like the concept of what they’d like to do with the ship.
For a country with a still passivist view on deploying military forces away from the island chain, Japan really does carry a pretty big stick. (Aka Caveman Club)
The only navies that could afford to take part would be China and the US. Just the cost of loading the munitions on such a ship would likely cripple the RCN budget.Will it set off a arms race as things like this in past have done?
Oh didn't think we would be going the party.The only navies that could afford to take part would be China and the US. Just the cost of loading the munitions on such a ship would likely cripple the RCN budget.
Yamato and Musashi. The third sister Shinano converted to an aircraft carrier. She was sunk by a USN sub on her maiden voyage.Did the Japanese Navy during WW2 field at least two very large Battles Ships? 80,000 tons?
If this has been covered my apologies.
But they still didn't do it in under 12 persecs.From measuring her speed in knots to measuring it in parsecs & light years, those Japanese are a clever bunch
I think they were in another sector, never Kessel.But they still didn't do it in under 12 persecs.