Japanese Navy Tests SM-3 Block IIA/B Missiles


JS Maya firing SM-3 Block IIA missile.

Credit: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
SINGAPORE—The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has successfully fired the SM-3 Block IIA and Block IIB missiles from destroyers for the first time. The missiles were fired from the Maya-class Aegis destroyers JS Maya on Nov. 16 and JS Haguro on Nov. 19 against targets fired from the U.S...
Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is the Southeast Asia and China Editor for the Aviation Week Network’s (AWN) Air Transport World (ATW) and the Asia-Pacific Defense Correspondent for AWN, joining the team in 2017.

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