United States Authorizes SM-3 Sale to Japan

United States Authorizes SM-3 Sale to Japan

In a November 1 announcement, the U.S. Department of Defense authorized the production of additional Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles for sale to Japan. Under the estimated $267 million…

Russia Deploying Missiles to Disputed Islands

Russia Deploying Missiles to Disputed Islands

According to an internal government document, Russia plans to deploy Bastion-P coastal defense units to two islands in the disputed Kuril Island chain, Kyodo News reported on August 2. Russian…

North Korea Tests Large-Caliber Rockets

North Korea Tests Large-Caliber Rockets

On August 25, North Korea launched two “super-large” guided rockets off the country’s east coast. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missiles flew 380 km and reached…

North Korea Launches Two Rockets

North Korea Launches Two Rockets

On August 2, North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles from Yonghung, on the country’s east coast. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, the missiles flew approximately 220…

North Korea Tests Large-Caliber Rockets

North Korea Tests Large-Caliber Rockets

On July 30, North Korea tested two rockets near Wonsan on the country’s east coast. According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the projectiles reached a 30…

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…