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US State Department Approves $2.15 Billion Aegis Ashore Sale to Japan
January 30, 2019

US State Department Approves $2.15 Billion Aegis Ashore Sale to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The two new Aegis Ashore batteries are expected to become operational by 2025.

Is Japan’s Ballistic Missile Defense Too Integrated With the US?
November 28, 2018

Is Japan’s Ballistic Missile Defense Too Integrated With the US?

By Yuki Watai
Japan runs the risk of entrapment, but seems to accept that fate willingly.
Japan Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile in Test
September 13, 2018

Japan Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile in Test

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan and the United States have successfully tested the Aegis ballistic missile defense system on Tuesday.

Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar for New Ballistic Missile Defense Systems
July 31, 2018

Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar for New Ballistic Missile Defense Systems

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s picked a new $1.2 billion radar for its two ground-based Aegis ballistic missile defense sites.

Japan’s New Ballistic Missile Defense System Acquisition Cost Doubles
July 25, 2018

Japan’s New Ballistic Missile Defense System Acquisition Cost Doubles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The price for two Aegis Ashore batteries could exceed $5.4 billion -- over twice the amount initially cited by the Japanese government.

Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Radar For New Ballistic Missile Defense System
July 04, 2018

Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Radar For New Ballistic Missile Defense System

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo has selected Lockheed Martin’s most advanced long-range radar system for its two Aegis Ashore batteries.

US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan
January 18, 2018

US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. State Department approved a possible sale of U.S.-made supersonic ballistic missile interceptors to Japan.
Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
December 20, 2017

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approved the procurement of two Aegis Ashore batteries.

Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii
November 07, 2017

Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s defense minister is slated to visit a testing site of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system in January.

Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles
October 24, 2017

Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo is considering the deployment of SM-6 interceptors at its proposed ground-based Aegis Ashore installations.

Time to Consider ‘Active Deterrence’ of North Korea
September 05, 2017

Time to Consider ‘Active Deterrence’ of North Korea

By Aurelia George Mulgan
Active deterrence could be deployed against North Korea’s ballistic missile tests under specific conditions.
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
March 09, 2017

Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Is it time for Japan to acquire long-range cruise missiles?

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