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Japan set to develop railguns to counter hypersonic missiles

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Defense Ministry expects to have a bolstered intercept system by late 2020s.

TOKYO — The Japanese Defense Ministry will develop a means to intercept hostile missiles using magnetically powered projectiles, sources told Nikkei Asia, as the nation scurries to respond to the hypersonic weapons being developed by China, North Korea and Russia.

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