Japan missile defense flight test successful

SpaceWar.com reports: “The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announce the successful completion of a two-week missile defense event incorporating two live fire exercises.

The event, designated Japan Flight Test Mission-07 (JFTM-07) was held in cooperation with the U.S. Navy…

‘The success of this joint test marks a critical milestone in demonstrating, for the first time, a live fire of an SM-3 Blk IIA from a Japanese ship,’ said MDA Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill…”

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