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US to Test SM-3 Block IIA Missile Against ICBM Target By End of 2020
February 25, 2020

US to Test SM-3 Block IIA Missile Against ICBM Target By End of 2020

By Ankit Panda
The test will be a first and may introduce an important new capability that’ll be closely watched by Russia and China.

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.

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.

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.
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