Articles Tagged: Aegis missile defense

US To Send One More Aegis-Equipped Ship To Mediterranean

Expert says Aegis system offers tactical advantages compared to Patriot system to defend Turkey and other NATO allies against ballistic missile threats The U.S. will send an additional Aegis-equipped ship to the Mediterranean this fall to defend Turkey and other NATO allies against ballistic missile threats.

U.S. Approves $1.5 Billion Ballistic Missile Defense Deal With Japan

On August 7, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that the U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.5 billion sale of two Lockheed Martin Corp Aegis combat systems as well as new anti-submarine warfare equipment to Japan.

USS The Sullivans Only Requires $100K in Repairs Following July Missile Failure

The guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG-68) suffered only cosmetic damage following the unexpected explosion of a SM-2 missile shortly after launch on July 18, Navy officials told USNI News on Thursday. Following an assessment, the service determined The Sullivans would only need about $100,000 in repairs to fix the damage caused by the fire caused from the debris from the missile.

Russia’s New Spy Ship Can Track Sea-Based Elements of US Missile Defense

Russia’s state-of-the-art reconnaissance ship, dubbed Admiral Yury Ivanov, is capable of tracking and locating gaps in the US missile defense, in particular its Aegis sea-based system, Bild reported.

North Korea on missile cruiser deployment to Japan: U.S. ‘will burn’

North Korea threatened the United States on Monday after a guided missile cruiser arrived at Yokosuka Naval Base. Pyongyang’s state-controlled media outlet KCNA said the Aegis cruiser USS Chancellorsville was being deployed in Japan in response to North Korea’s nuclear threat, Yonhap reported.

US Deploys Powerful Guided-Missile Cruiser To Japan, Vessel Equipped With Latest Aegis Combat System

The USS Chancellorsville arrived at the American base in Yokosuka, Japan, on Thursday. The warship, described as one of the most capable guided-missile cruisers in the U.S. Navy, is armed with the latest Aegis combat system, and will be permanently deployed at the base, which is located at the entrance to Tokyo Bay.

Aegis Combat System Goes Two For Two In Latest Flight Tests

USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53), The Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency team’s Aegis Combat System successfully completed two flight tests in three weeks. This is the first time the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system employed the Baseline 9 configuration to detect, track and engage targets.

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