Japan Aegis BMD (JFTM-4) Stellar Taka Flight Mission Success Quicklook

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced the successful completion of an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) intercept flight test, in cooperation with the US Navy, off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii. The event marked the fourth time that a JMSDF ship has engaged a ballistic

Japan Aegis BMD (JFTM-1) Stellar Kiji Quicklook

Narrative on the first successful intercept of a medium range ballistic missiles (MRBM) by an allied Navy ship. The JS Kongo (DDG-173) successfully detected, tracked and engaged the “separating” target launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) with the Aegis BMD weapon system, firing the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Blk IA missile for a successful