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State Department Approves Japan's Delivery of Interceptor Missiles

The State Department approved the sale to Japan of four interceptor missiles for the anti-missile system totaling $ 133,3 million, reports RIA News a message from the Pentagon’s Defense Cooperation Agency.

The release states that we are talking about the supply of “Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles and Mk-29 launchers”. Also, the US side pledged to provide logical and technical support.

The proposed sale will contribute to US foreign policy and national security by enhancing the security of an important ally, who was and continues to be a force for political stability and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region. The proposed sale will provide Japan with more powerful missile defense tools to assist in its defense and the American personnel stationed there,
the report said.

The agency notes that the approval of the transaction by the State Department does not mean the fact of its conclusion.

The Pentagon is deploying missile defense systems and supplies them with its allies in Japan and South Korea, justifying this with a missile threat from the DPRK. Such steps cause serious concern on the part of Moscow and Beijing, who see them as attempts by the United States to upset the strategic balance of forces in the region and around the world.
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 January 2018 12: 17
    four interceptor missiles for a missile defense system totaling $ 133,3 million,
    Any whim for your money. I wonder why only four? Did not have enough money or did the DPRK (according to the CIA) have only two media left?
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 10 January 2018 12: 19
      You won’t intercept everyone! am
    2. Magic archer
      Magic archer 10 January 2018 12: 25
      This is the price of one missile in 33 with more than a million Amer’s Tugriks !!! and this despite the fact that the effectiveness of these missiles is still not known!
    3. zhekazs
      zhekazs 10 January 2018 12: 35
      Quote: rotmistr60
      North Korea (according to the CIA) has only two media left?

      the sale would provide Japan with more powerful missile defense facilities to help defend it and American staff stationed there,

      They do not care about the nipples, if they again burn up in a nuclear fire, no one will consider them. They’ll close their bases for Japanese money and okay.
    4. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 10 January 2018 12: 37
      "why only four?" ////

      Four containers, I suspect. Each container is one launcher.
    5. vlad66
      vlad66 10 January 2018 12: 39
      The State Department approved the sale of four anti-ballistic missile interceptors to Japan for a total of $ 133,3 million

      Just business. Nothing personal. yes
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 10 January 2018 13: 07
        And what can be personal here?
        The Aegis system was already sold to them by their destroyers.
        And here - the same thing, only on earth.
  2. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 10 January 2018 12: 26
    There is nowhere for the Japanese to hike money.
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 10 January 2018 12: 33
      Yes, no, there’s nowhere to go - just a drowning man grabs a straw. I don’t have my own means, and Ynovsky bloodthirsty squint scares to hiccups
    2. Reserve officer
      Reserve officer 10 January 2018 12: 33
      The Japanese do not decide anything. It is said - to buy, that’s the whole conversation.
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 10 January 2018 12: 53
        That's for sure. The Japanese are firmly under the USA.
  3. Zomanus
    Zomanus 10 January 2018 12: 33
    What, they wanted to feel grown up and strong?
    Here comes the first wave of old missiles, even without warheads.
    All of these anti-missiles will be removed on it.
    And already in the second wave they will go with YaBCh.
  4. crambol
    crambol 10 January 2018 13: 37
    State Department Approves Japan's Delivery of Interceptor Missiles

    - And who would doubt it!
  5. bald
    bald 10 January 2018 14: 48
    Well Trump! good --- Any trading grandmother in the market - shut up for a belt! Well, definitely the ancestors traded scalps!
  6. flicker
    flicker 10 January 2018 15: 46
    Japan’s response to renewed contacts between the two Koreas. winked
    Japanese answer Kim Jong-un
  7. Hadji Murat
    Hadji Murat 10 January 2018 18: 38
    against the DPRK or the Russian Federation? or both?
  8. assa67
    assa67 10 January 2018 19: 00
    a waste of money, creating the illusion of security .. in any situation, Japan will have nothing left with (God forbid) a nuclear collision ... it would be better if the islands were poured new like Arabs, and not stared at the Kuril Islands fool
  9. Old26
    Old26 11 January 2018 11: 57
    Something does not fit in the message. Yes, the first missiles of this type could have a price of 35-37 million dollars, but they are not the first. In addition, it is not clear how sideways the Mk-29 launcher, which is intended for Sea Sparrow missiles, is here.