According to the test results of «Aegis» and its ground-based version of «Aegis Ashore», which use the SM-3 interceptor missiles, it turned out that they are capable of shooting down ballistic missiles only in ideal conditions. That is, when a missile flies along an unchanged path without any obstacles, which means that they are useless against Russian «Iskander» missiles.
As for the «Patriot» systems, they failed badly in Saudi Arabia, missing the attack at the refinery.
So why does Japan continue to purchase these defense systems «semblance» from the United States?
- Kofi Annan -