Ballistic Missile Defense(BMD)
Japan began developing the Ballistic Missile Defense(BMD) system in FY2004 to be fully prepared for the response against ballistic missile attacks.
To date, Japan has steadily built up its own multi-tier defense system against ballistic missile attacks, by such means as installing ballistic missile defense capability to the Aegis-equipped destroyers and deploying the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3).
Build-up and Operational Concept of BMD
For more detailed information about our BMD, please refer to "2017 Defense of Japan".
(Reference to Part III Chapter 1 Section 2-3 "Response to Ballistic Missile Attacks")