Next-generation air defense is lurching toward reality in Japan, a country that’s less than a 10-min. ballistic missile flight from North Korea and tens of minutes of flight by China’s advanced strike fighters and cruise missiles. Since July 5, 2006, when North Korea fired a flurry of missiles into the sea, Japan and the U.S. have been scrambling to cobble together a new fused defense that monitors the airspace from ocean surface to space. New PAC-3 Patriot missiles and advanced Aegis ...

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