Japan gets seventh Aegis destroyer, with improved SM-3 interceptor

National Mar 19, 2020

Japan gets seventh Aegis destroyer, with improved SM-3 interceptor

The Maritime Self-Defense Force on Thursday put into commission its newest Aegis-equipped destroyer, the first of its vessels to be equipped with an improved antiballistic missile jointly developed by the United States and Japan. The Maya, capable of countering short- to intermediate-range threats with the ...

National Oct 29, 2018

U.S. launches new missile defense command in Japan

U.S. forces in Japan are set to establish a new command for the U.S. Army's ballistic missile defense unit in the Asian country, and have started stationing personnel, it has been learned. The move is apparently aimed at countering threats from North Korea, which still ...