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…

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Germany

US State Department Approves PAC-3 Sale to Germany

On July 12, the U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of 50 Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) surface-to-air missiles to Germany. The PAC-3 MSE can…

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…

Qatar Agrees to Patriot, NASAMS Sale

Qatar Agrees to Patriot, NASAMS Sale

On July 9, Qatar announced in a joint statement its intent to purchase additional Patriot and National Advanced Surface-to-Air (NASAMS) missile systems from the United States. Qatar first purchased Patriot…

US Approves Taiwan Stinger Missile Sale

US Approves Taiwan Stinger Missile Sale

On July 8, the U.S. State Department approved a $223 million sale of Stinger surface-to-air missiles to Taiwan. The Stinger is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) capable of engaging low-altitude…

Javelin Antitank Missiles Found in Libya

Javelin Antitank Missiles Found in Libya

On June 27, armed forces under the UN-backed Libyan National Army discovered four American-made Javelin antitank missiles at a rebel weapons cache near Tripoli. According to markings on the weapons,…

Bahrain, Poland, Romania to Acquire ATACMS

Bahrain, Poland, Romania to Acquire ATACMS

In a June 24 release, the U.S. Department of Defense announced a $562 million sale of the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) to Bahrain, Poland, and Romania. First fielded in…

Navy Flight Tests Upgraded Rolling Airframe Missile

Navy Flight Tests Upgraded Rolling Airframe Missile

On June 19, the U.S. Navy flight tested the Block 2A Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM), a short-range interceptor used to defeat antiship missiles and other airborne threats. Conducted in Southern…

Sidewinder Missile Tested From NASAMS Launcher

Sidewinder Missile Tested From NASAMS Launcher

On June 19, Raytheon announced the first flight test of the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missile launched from the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) conducted in May. Tested in…