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Japan’s new missile defense destroyer starts sea trials amid Aegis Ashore saga
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Japan’s new missile defense destroyer starts sea trials amid Aegis Ashore saga

MELBOURNE, Australia — The last of Japan’s eight planned destroyers capable of intercepting ballistic missiles has started sea trials ahead of its commissioning, even as the country ponders its next move following its decision to suspend plans to introduce ground-based systems for that role. The destroyer Haguro left shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation’s shipyard at Isogo, near...