Japan said that this stage will not be provided to third countries SM-3 missile (Figure)
Data Figure: Japanese Aegis ship-based SM-3 sea-based interceptor test-fired missiles
Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) comparison chart of the batch.
Nov. 26, according to Japan’s Kyodo News reported on the Japan-US working together to develop sea-based interceptor missile “SM-3 Block 2A” (ed note: Standard -3 Block 2A) whether the third country provided, the Japanese defense Kitazawa handsome 26 in the House of Representatives Security Committee, said “at this stage will not participate,” expressed a negative attitude.
the missile to third countries and Japan’s “three principles of arms exports,” conflict. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates in October and Kitazawa hope the Japanese side during the talks agreed that the missiles available to European countries.
2018 the U.S. plans to deploy the “SM-3 Block 2A”. Kitazawa and Gates acknowledged the issue was covered during the talks, but he only said that “the United States that the future policy.”