Japan Begins SM-3 Block 2A Missile Interceptor Acquisition

Credit: U.S. Missile Defense Agency
BEIJING—The long-expected Japanese acquisition of the Raytheon SM-3 Block 2A ballistic-missile interceptor has begun, with the U.S. government approving the sale of four rounds. Developed in cooperation with Japan, SM-3 Block 2A can be expected ultimately to equip eight Aegis destroyers of the Japan...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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