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US State Department Greenlights $3.3 Billion Missile Sale to Japan
September 12, 2019

US State Department Greenlights $3.3 Billion Missile Sale to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of 73 U.S.-made supersonic ballistic missile interceptors to Japan.

US Navy Shoots Down Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
December 12, 2018

US Navy Shoots Down Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted its second successful SM-3 BlockIIA intercept test in 2018.
US Navy Successfully Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
October 27, 2018

US Navy Successfully Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully conducted a SM-3 Block IIA intercept test after two previous failed tests.

US Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Fails for 2nd Time
February 02, 2018

US Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Fails for 2nd Time

By Franz-Stefan Gady
An Aegis Ashore-launched SM-3 Block IIA interceptor failed to hit its target during a ballistic missile defense test on January 31st.

US, Japan Successfully Test New Ballistic Missile Killer
February 07, 2017

US, Japan Successfully Test New Ballistic Missile Killer

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A U.S. Navy ship successfully destroyed a ballistic missile target with a new “hit-to-kill” interceptor.

Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch
January 19, 2017

Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch

By Ankit Panda
Japan anticipates the operationalization of a space-based X-band military communication satellite network.

Japan's Achilles Heel: Cybersecurity
April 13, 2016

Japan's Achilles Heel: Cybersecurity

By Mina Pollmann
Japan is uniquely underprepared for the cyber challenges of the 21st century.
Can Japan Win Australia's Submarine Contract?
July 28, 2015

Can Japan Win Australia's Submarine Contract?

By Mina Pollmann
Domestic factors will play just as much of a role as actual technology when it comes time to select the winning bid.

US and Japan Successfully Test Ballistic Missile Killer
June 11, 2015

US and Japan Successfully Test Ballistic Missile Killer

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new next-generation Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) is scheduled to be deployed at sea and ashore by 2018.

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