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Japan and the US to jointly develop hypersonic missile interceptors

Aug 14, 2023

The governments of Japan and the United States have decided to jointly develop new missiles capable of intercepting hypersonic weapons being developed by China, Russia, and the DPRK. This agreement may be concluded at the Japan-U.S.-South Korea summit on August 18.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to Yomiuri.


The purpose of such joint developments is to strengthen the deterrence of possible threats.

According to several officials, this will be the second joint development of an interceptor missile between Japan and the United States after the SM3 Block 2A, which was completed in 2017.

In connection with the Japan-US-South Korea summit on Friday in the United States, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and US President Joe Biden will hold individual talks, which will make adjustments to the announcement of the agreements as part of the Agreement.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 14/08/2023

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