Japan recently confirmed its intention, announced in late 2013, to build two more Aegis equipped destroyers. The first of these will begin construction in 2015 and the second in 2016. The plan is to have both new ships in service […]
WASHINGTON — It’s a long voyage from the land of the midnight sun to the middle of the Pacific, and one not often made by Norway’s Navy. But if you’re going to come all that way, it’s important to make […]
The United States and its East Asia allies on Saturday agreed to further study possible trilateral information exchanges about the North Korean missile threat. The heads of defense for Washington, Seoul and Tokyo during a three-way discussion in Singapore “reaffirmed […]
The Senate National Defence Committee is holding another round of hearings on Canadian participation in ballistic missile defence (BMD). It’s about time – Canada’s current position on BMD is, in a word, perplexing. In November 2010, 28 NATO members met […]
MOSCOW, October 30 (RIA Novosti) – Moscow plans to take issue with the placement of US missile defense elements in Japan during an upcoming ministerial meeting in Tokyo, a Russian deputy foreign minister said Wednesday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov […]
May 16, 2013 – A Standard Missile – 3 (SM-3) Block 1B interceptor is launched from the USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test in the mid-Pacific. The SM-3 Block 1B successfully intercepted […]
Missile defense is a proven technology; repeated tests have proved that the system is so accurate that it can “hit a bullet with a bullet.” The United States should continue to provide and encourage a rigorous missile defense testing program, even if it means that intercepts do not happen.
Finally, the moment of truth is at hand. After months of preparation and calculations, after checking and rechecking miles of wiring, thousands of screws and hundreds of computer algorithms, it’s launch time. In the command center, all eyes gaze at […]
The Defense Ministry has virtually rejected the Navy’s request to consider introducing the Standard Missile-3 mid-course interceptors, multiple sources privy to the issue told The Korea Herald on Monday.
Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Shanghai Shipbuilding Co. will soon complete construction of three Type 052D destroyers, with sea trials expected to be carried out within months, according to Chinese military news websites.