US-JAPAN SM-3 Block IIA missile test-fires successfully / 美日合作BMD 標三最新型試射成功          

Meanwhile, A test launch of US/Japan-made anti-ballistic SM-3 missiles in the Pacific Ocean has gone off successfully. The test was conducted jointly by Japan and the United States, with the missiles, designed as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, successfully hitting a hypothetical hostile target. These new missiles will be available for deployment by 2020.

At 4 pm of Feb. 4 Taiwan time, US Navy USS John Paul Jones conducted the launches for three latest types of missile including SM-3 Block IIA. The newest type missiles were equipped with rockets and were able to carry warheads to the atmosphere 200 kilometers above the earth. The warheads use little rockets for adjusting direction, intercepting and destroying enemy's missile. The missile speed was many times greater than sonic speed.

==NHK MORNING NEWS==
SM-3 Block IIA has improved its detector, upgrading its capability of intercepting enemy's ballistic missile. The missile carries more rocket fuels, therefore its firing range and protection are improved as well.

That was the third intercept test for SM-3 Block IIA, and was the first time conducted over the water. The SM-3 missile successfully scored a bull's eye.

==NHK MORNING NEWS==
Ministry of Defense stated, there will be another intercepting test on the sea, for further radar analysis. The production will begin by next fiscal quarter (of 2017).

The new SM-3 type missile will be available for deployment before 2020, preventing possible missile attack from North Korea. The U.S.-Japan Ballistic Missile Defense System has long been opposed by China and Russia as they were being treated as simulated enemies.

TRANSLATED BY:ANTHONY LIN


台灣時間4號下午4點半左右,美國海軍的瓊斯號神盾驅逐艦,進行了這次的試射工作。試射的是標準三型飛彈的最新款、SM-3 Block IIA。

標三飛彈是藉著加裝的火箭引擎,把彈頭送到大氣層邊緣,也就是離地表大約200多公里的高度,再由彈頭上的小型火箭調整方向、瞄準來襲的敵方飛彈並予以摧毀,相對速度是音速的好幾倍。

==NHK晨間新聞==
SM-3 Block IIA透過偵測器的改良
提升了捕捉敵方彈道飛彈的能力
同時由於攜帶了更多(火箭引擎)燃料
它的射程與防護範圍也大幅增加

這是SM-3 Block IIA第三次試射,也是首度由神盾艦在海上進行實戰攔截測試,結果顯示標三飛彈成功摧毀模擬的敵方目標。

==NHK晨間新聞==
防衛省表示
海上的試射工作還要再進行1次
以進行雷達資料的分析
下個(2017會計)年度開始生產

預計在2020年之前,最新型的標三飛彈就可以佈署,防範北韓可能的飛彈攻擊。不過中國和俄羅斯認為,美日合作的防禦系統,就是針對中俄,因此多年來都極力表達反對。

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