The U.S. Navy, backed by several allied navies including those of Japan, the Netherlands and Spain, is continuing to make progress toward building a credible sea-based missile defense capability. The latest milestone was achieved off Kauai, Hawaii, Nov. 6 when the Aegis cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) intercepted and destroyed two short-range ballistic missile targets simultaneously. The cruiser was equipped with Lockheed Martin’s latest Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (Aegis BMD) ...

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