The latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System, Baseline 9.C2 (BMD5.1) successfully detected, tracked, engaged and launched a missile to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) target.
Aegis Baseline 9.C2 flawlessly detected, tracked, and engaged a ballistic missile target during the event which took place aboard the USS JOHN FINN today.
The test, called Flight Test Standard Missile–45, demonstrated the integrated capabilities of the Aegis Weapon System and how it has continually evolved to counter advanced threats. This test demonstrated the new engagement assessment functionality, bi-directional missile communications and sensor improvement algorithms.
"This test authenticates the strengthening global security of the United States and its allies as we deepen the defense capabilities with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System," said Paul Klammer, director, Aegis BMD.
This test builds upon joint research investments by the United States and Japan and comes on the heels of a successful test with the JS ATAGO (DDG 177) in September. Lockheed Martin is developing a Baseline 9/BMD 5.1 variant computer program, for deployment on Japan's Aegis destroyers.
Japan is seeking 235 billion yen ($212 million) for US-built Aegis Ashore radar missile systems in its new budget proposal released on Friday. Japans defense ministry announced today that the defence spending will increase to 2
Japan is expected to deploy one of the new US-developed land-based missile defense systems by 2023, a year behind Tokyo's planned schedule, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Monday. For the deployment of the first battery, the U
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The two American made Aegis Ashore land-based missile batteries Japan intends to deploy could cost double the initial quotation to a tune of approximately 400 billion yen (US $3.6 billion), according to the Japanese Defense Ministry Monday
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