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The United States and Japan succeed in missile interceptor test

moving missile destroyer tests
Moving missile destroyer tests

TOKYO — On Saturday the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency successfully conducted a test of the Standard Missile-3 Block 2A missile interception system off Hawaii Islands, according to the office this was the first offshore missile defense system test it will conduct.
The test is the first time a Missile-3 Block 2A was launched from an Aegis ship, and “the first intercept engagement using the Aegis Baseline 9.C2 (BMD 5.1) weapon system.

Japan by 2021 intends to mount the system on Aegis destroyers of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, apparently targeting missiles from North Korea. The system could shoot down short- and medium-range ballistic missiles and is conjointly developed by the United States and Japan.
The United States Missile Defense Agency also spoke on the successful test which came after a long series of attempts to shoot down missiles in flight have delivered failures.

The SM-3 Block 2A mounted on a U.S. Aegis ship successfully intercepted a mock target launched from Kauai, one of the main Hawaiian Islands in the latest test, at about 5 p.m. Saturday Japan time, based on  a report from an agency official affiliated with the Defense Ministry.

Radars on board the ship acquired the target after it was launched and the ship launched the interceptor to destroy the target.
To intercept a missile many countries depend on the target carrying a transponder, as Successfully hitting a moving missile to destroy it in previous tests have been a complete failure. This time around, however, the coalition seems to have figured it out.

The MDA released a multi-camera video of the test  video below

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