Japan is considering building a 9,000-ton destroyer ship instead of the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence system.
Tokyo, which wants to buy two Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence systems from the United States, announced at the beginning of June (2020) that the plan had been suspended due to technical problems and lack of budget.
Japan's National Security Council has offered the government options for a floating platform-based system, the separation of the anti-missile system from radar, and finally the use of existing warships equipped with SPY-7 radar Aegis systems.
Japan, which is close to a floating platform system solution. The new warship will be based on the Maya-class
The Ministry of Defence is projected to decide on the roadmap by the end of 2020.