Feb 15, 2017

Japan to bolster missile defenses in face of North Korea threat

The government will accelerate work to strengthen the interception of missiles following the development by North Korea of ballistic missiles that can not be easily detected after launch, informed sources have said.Specifically, a Defense Ministry panel headed by state minister Kenji Wakamiya is slated ...

Feb 3, 2017

U.S. Aegis destroyer runs aground, causing oil spill off Kanagawa

A U.S. Navy Aegis destroyer ran aground near Yokosuka naval base, causing an oil spill off Kanagawa Prefecture, a U.S. official said Wednesday.The incident involving the USS Antietam, forward deployed with the 7th Fleet, took place Tuesday and resulted in an estimated 4,160 liters ...

/ Aug 23, 2015

SDF destroyers to increase data sharing with U.S. warships

The Defense Ministry plans to install a new system into planned Aegis destroyers to boost their ability to share missile data with U.S. ships.The Cooperative Engagement Capability system allows information on missiles from ships and aircraft to be passed on to Aegis destroyers, meaning ...