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Japan To Provide Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense To Third Destroyer

January 15, 2008

Japan has contracted to provide Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability to the Aegis-equipped Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer JS Myoko.

JS Myoko is the third of four Japanese destroyers scheduled for outfitting with the Aegis BMD Weapon System.JS Kongo, which successfully intercepted a ballistic missile with its Aegis BMD Weapon System in a December test, was the first Japanese ship equipped with Aegis BMD.

Installation of Aegis BMD aboard the second destroyer, JS Chokai, is under way in Nagasaki, Japan.

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