USS Milius Completes Deployment to Japan

USS Milius Completes Deployment to Japan

On February 12, the U.S. Navy announced the completion of Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) forward deployment to Yokosuka, Japan. The destroyer, previously homeported in San Diego, California,…

US Navy Conducts Final Developmental Test of AMDR

US Navy Conducts Final Developmental Test of AMDR

On January 31, the U.S. Navy successfully tracked a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) target with its AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on…

US State Department Approves Aegis Sale to Japan

US State Department Approves Aegis Sale to Japan

On January 29, the U.S. State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for two Aegis Weapon Systems (AWS) and related missile defense equipment, including two Multi-Mission Signal…

The 2019 Missile Defense Review: A Good Start

The 2019 Missile Defense Review: A Good Start

The Trump administration has today released its long-awaited Missile Defense Review (MDR). Initiated pursuant to both congressional and presidential direction, the report represents an attempt to adapt U.S. missile defense…

US Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Thomas Hudner

US Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Thomas Hudner

On December 1, the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116). Its name honors Captain Thomas J. Hudner Jr., a naval aviator in…

Norwegian Aegis Frigate Struck by Oil Tanker Sinks

Norwegian Aegis Frigate Struck by Oil Tanker Sinks

On November 8, a Norwegian Aegis-equipped Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate collided with an oil tanker flagged from Malta after completing exercises as a part of the Trident Juncture wargames. The ship…