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US State Department Approves $561 Million Missile Sale to Japan
December 05, 2018
US State Department Approves $561 Million Missile Sale to Japan
The U.S. Department of State has approved the possible sale of U.S.-made “hit-to-kill” interceptors to Japan.
US State Department Approves $561 Million Missile Sale to Japan
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
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully conducted a SM-3 Block IIA intercept test after two previous failed tests.
US Navy Successfully Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
AN/SPY-6 Ballistic Missile Defense Radar Successfully Tracks Multiple Targets Through Intercept
October 16, 2018
AN/SPY-6 Ballistic Missile Defense Radar Successfully Tracks Multiple Targets Through Intercept
The SPY-6 continues to see testing and development.
AN/SPY-6 Ballistic Missile Defense Radar Successfully Tracks Multiple Targets Through Intercept
Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile
September 05, 2018
Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile
Japan’s upgraded Atago-class guided missile destroyer will reportedly be fitted with the supersonic SM-6 missile interceptor.
Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile
Japan Launches New Guided Missile Destroyer Capable of Ballistic Missile Defense
August 01, 2018
Japan Launches New Guided Missile Destroyer Capable of Ballistic Missile Defense
Japan Marine United launched the first of two improved guided missile destroyers earlier this week.
Japan Launches New Guided Missile Destroyer Capable of Ballistic Missile Defense
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
Japan’s picked a new $1.2 billion radar for its two ground-based Aegis ballistic missile defense sites.
Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar for New Ballistic Missile Defense Systems
Japan’s New Ballistic Missile Defense System Acquisition Cost Doubles
July 25, 2018
Japan’s New Ballistic Missile Defense System Acquisition Cost Doubles
The price for two Aegis Ashore batteries could exceed $5.4 billion -- over twice the amount initially cited by the Japanese government.
Japan’s New Ballistic Missile Defense System Acquisition Cost Doubles
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
Tokyo has selected Lockheed Martin’s most advanced long-range radar system for its two Aegis Ashore batteries.
Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Radar For New Ballistic Missile Defense System
China and the United States Worry About Each Other Missile Defense Intentions. So Why Not Talk?
March 04, 2018
China and the United States Worry About Each Other Missile Defense Intentions. So Why Not Talk?
China worries U.S. missile defenses will take out its strategic deterrent. The U.S. worries about antisatellite capabilities.
China and the United States Worry About Each Other Missile Defense Intentions. So Why Not Talk?
US Missile Defense Agency Makes $9.9 Billion Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request, Citing North Korea and Iran
February 13, 2018
US Missile Defense Agency Makes $9.9 Billion Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request, Citing North Korea and Iran
This is the largest nominal budget request from the Missile Defense Agency ever.
US Missile Defense Agency Makes $9.9 Billion Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request, Citing North Korea and Iran
Russia’s Objections to Japan’s Aegis Ashore Decision
February 07, 2018
Russia’s Objections to Japan’s Aegis Ashore Decision
A dubious Russian assumption is behind Moscow's opposition to the missile defense system.
Russia’s Objections to Japan’s Aegis Ashore Decision
US Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Fails for 2nd Time
February 02, 2018
US Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Fails for 2nd Time
An Aegis Ashore-launched SM-3 Block IIA interceptor failed to hit its target during a ballistic missile defense test on January 31st.
US Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Fails for 2nd Time
US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan
January 18, 2018
US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan
The U.S. State Department approved a possible sale of U.S.-made supersonic ballistic missile interceptors to Japan.
US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan
Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
December 20, 2017
Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approved the procurement of two Aegis Ashore batteries.
Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
Report: US Navy Destroyer Accidents to Temporarily Reduce Aegis Missile Defense Capacity
December 18, 2017
Report: US Navy Destroyer Accidents to Temporarily Reduce Aegis Missile Defense Capacity
Accidents involving two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in 2017 will have serious consequences.
Report: US Navy Destroyer Accidents to Temporarily Reduce Aegis Missile Defense Capacity
Trump Wonders Why Japan Didn't Shoot Down North Korea's IRBM Launches
November 06, 2017
Trump Wonders Why Japan Didn't Shoot Down North Korea's IRBM Launches
There are a number of good reasons why Japan has decided it won't shoot down North Korean launches over its territory.
Trump Wonders Why Japan Didn't Shoot Down North Korea's IRBM Launches
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