US Aegis Destroyer Arrives in Spain

US Aegis Destroyer Arrives in Spain

On May 16, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived at its new homeport in Rota, Spain, replacing USS Carney (DDG 64) in the Navy’s forward rotation. In…

Japan Commissions First Maya-class Aegis Ship

Japan Commissions First Maya-class Aegis Ship

On March 19, Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned JS Maya (DDG-179), the first of two Maya-class ships and the seventh Japanese ship equipped with the Aegis combat system….

MDA Schedules SM-3 IIA ICBM Intercept Test

MDA Schedules SM-3 IIA ICBM Intercept Test

On February 24, the Missile Defense Agency confirmed it would conduct an ICBM intercept test with the SM-3 Block IIA missile in the third quarter of 2020. Designated FTM-44, the…

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…

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…

USS Roosevelt Test Fires SM-3

USS Roosevelt Test Fires SM-3

On May 10, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) launched an SM-3 antiballistic missile in a live fire test at naval exercise Formidable Shield. Integrated with forces from…