Following a rash of missile launches by North Korea, Japan reportedly is considering three to four installations of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system. THAAD is said to have five times the range of the PAC-3 system already in place. Japan also has four destroyers armed with Raytheon's SM-3 missiles and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. The latest North Korean tests reportedly included longer-range Scud missiles capable of striking anywhere in Japan.

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