Jul 25, 2017

U.S. to test THAAD anti-missile system in Alaska 'soon'

The U.S. military is preparing to conduct another test of a missile-intercept system in Alaska, the Pentagon said Monday, amid continued tensions with North Korea over its ballistic missile program. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said a routine test of the Terminal High Altitude ...

Japan favors Aegis Ashore over THAAD to bolster missile defenses: sources

May 13, 2017

Japan favors Aegis Ashore over THAAD to bolster missile defenses: sources

Japan is leaning toward choosing the Aegis Ashore missile-defense system over another advanced system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), government and ruling party sources have said. Faced with North Korea's rapid missile and nuclear development, and its threats, Japan has been looking into ...