The addition of the new medium range air launched cruise missiles is a break with Japan’s traditional post-World War II defense policy.
Japan is responding to North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs by adding air-launched cruise missiles to its arsenal.
The country–which operates under a pacifist constitution since the end of the Second World War—is looking at buying Lockheed Martin’s stealthy 600+ nautical mile range AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range (JASSM-ER) and the Norwegian-developed Kongsberg Joint Strike Missile (JSM) for its tactical fighter fleet.
Dave Majumdar Security, Asia And that's a huge problem. Late last week, the United States tracked a North Korean intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) test that once again overflew Japan before landing in the Pacific. The IRB...
Citing North Korea’s growing nuclear and ballistic missile threat, the Trump administration is moving to vastly expand the problem-plagued homeland missile defense system despite warnings that the planned upgrades may not succeed. I...
Dave Majumdar Security, Asia It is not feasible to defend against all missile threats. Just days after North Korea tested an intermediate range ballistic missile that overflew Japan, the U.S. Navy intercepted a medium range ballisti...
The sanctions, which were agreed by all 15 member states of the council, were imposed in response to North Korea’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.