U.S. succeeds in ICBM interception with missile developed with Japan

The U.S. Defense Department said Tuesday that it has successfully destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile target from a Navy ship using a missile interceptor developed jointly with Japan.The Standard Missile-3 Block 2A interceptors launched from Aegis destroyers are seen by the Pentagon as having the potential to add another layer of protection to its missile defense against ICBM threats, possibly from countries including North Korea, to the homeland.With the latest test, the United States has demonstrated that an Aegis vessel equipped with the SM-3 interceptor can “defeat an ICBM-clas…

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