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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 State Department Approves Sale of 56 Supersonic SM-3 Block IB Missiles to Japan
April 10, 2019

US State Department Approves Sale of 56 Supersonic SM-3 Block IB Missiles to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The estimated cost for the missile sale is $1.150 billion.
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 State Department Approves $561 Million Missile Sale to Japan
December 05, 2018

US State Department Approves $561 Million Missile Sale to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Department of State has approved the possible sale of U.S.-made “hit-to-kill” interceptors 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

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

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

By Ankit Panda
The SPY-6 continues to see testing and development.

US Navy Chief: Missile Defense Patrols Impose Serious Restrictions
June 19, 2018

US Navy Chief: Missile Defense Patrols Impose Serious Restrictions

By Ankit Panda
The opportunity costs of ballistic missile defense patrols are too great, U.S. chief of naval operations says.
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?

By Ankit Panda
China worries U.S. missile defenses will take out its strategic deterrent. The U.S. worries about antisatellite capabilities.

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

By Ankit Panda
This is the largest nominal budget request from the Missile Defense Agency ever.

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.

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

By Ankit Panda
Accidents involving two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in 2017 will have serious consequences.
US, Japan, South Korea to Hold Missile Tracking Exercises
December 11, 2017

US, Japan, South Korea to Hold Missile Tracking Exercises

By Ankit Panda
The United States and its two Northeast Asian allies continue trilateral cooperation on missile defense.

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