Japan Conducts Successful Test of US Ship-Based Anti-Missile System

File photo: Launch of Aegis Ballistic Missile during FTM-21 in 2013.

(From The Washington Examiner)

Japan has successfully intercepted and destroyed a dummy warhead over the Pacific Ocean, the latest sign that the capability of the U.S. and it allies to shoot down enemy missiles is maturing.

The test of the ship-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System was conducted Tuesday by a Japanese destroyer off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii, the Missile Defense Agency reported Wednesday.

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