Japan, Australia, U.S. announce plans for 'inaugural' regional missile defense event

By Jason Sherman / May 3, 2024 at 1:27 PM
Japan, Australia and the United States announced plans for a trilateral air and missile defense live-fire exercise -- an "inaugural" event -- that will be folded into the 2027 Talisman Sabre exercise that simulates a highly contested combat scenario in the Indo-Pacific region. On May 2, Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles, Japanese Minister of Defense Kihara Minoru, and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced plans for the event in a joint statement following a Trilateral...

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