Japan Launches New Aegis Destroyer

Japan Launches New Aegis Destroyer

On July 17, Japan launched its second Maya-class destroyer, JS Haguro (DDG-180), at a ceremony in Yokohama City. The vessel is the second ship of its class and the eighth…

Japan to share Aegis Ashore data with United States

Japan to share Aegis Ashore data with United States

On July 9, Japan’s Ministry of Defense said it would share information from its planned Aegis Ashore sites with the United States. The Japanese government first announced plans to acquire…

Japanese Aegis Destroyer Completes Second Sea Trials

Japanese Aegis Destroyer Completes Second Sea Trials

In late June 2019, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer Maya (DDG-179) completed its second round of sea trials. The Maya-class is an improved variant of the Atago-class destroyer…

US Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Daniel Inouye

US Navy Commissions Destroyer USS Daniel Inouye

On June 22, the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118). The Flight IIA Aegis ship honors the late Hawaiian senator and World War…

US Navy to Rotate Aegis Ships in Spain

US Navy to Rotate Aegis Ships in Spain

On June 4, the U.S. Navy announced its plans to rotate four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers currently forward deployed in Rota, Spain. The USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), USS Ross (DDG-71), USS Porter…

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…