On August 4, 2020, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received the recommendations report of the "Missile Defense Study Team" of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) which is Japan's ruling party.
Tag Archives : BMD
22 Jul 2020
Following the recent stop to the Aegis Ashore missile defense system deployment in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe's party is looking at possible alternatives. Options include additional Aegis destroyers, armed mega floats and even offensive conventional strike capability. Yoshihiro Inaba has the details and explains why the third option would be a major change for Japan's defense policy.
30 Mar 2020
Raytheon Company will produce and deliver SM-3® Block IB interceptors under a $2.1 billion, multi-year U.S. Missile Defense Agency contract. It is the first multi-year contract for the SM-3 program, and covers fiscal years 2019–2023.
24 Feb 2020
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), U.S. Navy and Raytheon are set to put the SM-3 Block IIA through its paces by testing the interceptor against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time.
14 Nov 2019
Europe's missile leader MBDA announced it is ready to meet the challenge of Europe’s future missile defence and is working on the TWISTER project which calls for a next generation land and sea based interceptor capable of countering current and future missile threats.
Leonardo demos outstanding BMD capabilities performed by its MFRA radar during Formidable Shield 2019
05 Sep 2019
The Italian Navy FREMM frigate Carlo Bergamini equipped with Leonardo’s MFRA was able to detect and track the launch and impact point of a ballistic missile. The MFRA radar demonstrated its ability to detect the full range of threats presented during the exercise.
31 Aug 2019
Lockheed Martin won a $326,998,037 missile defense agency (MDA) contract to design, develop, integrate, test and certify the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 6.0 capability.
30 Jan 2019
OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation), a European intergovernmental organisation that manages collaborative armament programmes, announced that Aster 30 Block 1 NT Missile has passed Preliminary Design Review. Several other milestones for the FSAF-PAAMS Programme have been reached in late 2018.