US Begins Testing Three Types of Missiles to Boost Its Air Defense Capability

US Begins Testing Three Types of Missiles to Boost Its Air Defense Capability
US Begins Testing Three Types of Missiles to Boost Its Air Defense Capability

International Military - Three different types of missiles seem to be a milestone in the strength of the United States. The country is currently concentrating on increasing its air defense capabilities. By cooperating with industrial partners, he insists on combating the enemy's missile threat. Not only that, experimental testing has resulted in important breakthroughs in American air defense in one such collaboration.

Quoted from the Eurasian Times, the missile launch was carried out by the Office of Strategic Development Planning and Experiments of the Air Force Research Laboratory. Where three different types of missiles are launched from a single open architecture National Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS).

The "layered" test shows how NASAMS can protect air bases from cruise missiles at different ranges. The test results were disclosed by Raytheon Missile & Defense to the media on September 7, 2022. The test was hailed as a one-of-a-kind air defense experiment.

“We demonstrated how an integrated defense solution enables warfighters to deploy the right effectors at the right time and at the right target. Using field systems, our goal is to provide customers with the fastest and most effective way to protect their people and critical infrastructure with a layered cruise missile defense,” said Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon Missiles & Defense, in a press release.

It has long been argued by the US State Department that China and Russia are far ahead in its missile modernization program, which requires multiple missile defenses. China's military strength can not be doubted. Moreover, when highlighting the power of the missile. In fact, China does not hesitate to confront other countries using its air defense tools.

Five ballistic missiles fired by China are believed to have landed in the waters of Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for the first time, Tokyo's defense minister said.

This came in early August, when China held its largest-ever military drill around Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island, despite strong warnings from Beijing that the visit should not go ahead.

Japan's EEZ stretches up to 200 nautical miles (about 370 km) from the country's coastline. It is beyond its territorial waters and is part of Japan's southernmost island, Okinawa, close to Taiwan.

"Five of the nine ballistic missiles launched by China are believed to have landed in Japan's EEZ," Japan's defense minister Nobuo Kishi told reporters on Thursday. Japan has "filed a protest with China through diplomatic channels", Kishi said, calling the matter "a serious matter affecting our national security and the safety of our citizens".

Kishi said this was the first time a Chinese ballistic missile landed in Japan's EEZ.

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