Report: Japan to design nosecone for missile in joint defence plan with U.S.
TOKYO– Japan is ready to design a nosecone for an interceptor missile in a joint project with the U.S. to develop a ballistic missile defence system…The project involves a larger and upgraded version of the Standard Missile-3 interceptor ..Japan has developed new “clamshell” technology, which makes the nosecone split into two in the air and break off from the interceptor. ..more..
Hmmm, I’ve run up against a lot of Japanese nosecones. They’re one of the defining features of Japan.