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Honolulu Star-Advertiser/Military.com

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US and Japan Fire Missiles to Sink Ship During RIMPAC
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser 15 Jul 2018 By William Cole

BARKING SANDS, Kauai -- With the explosive roar of multiple missiles and white contrails arcing high into the sky, U.S. and Japanese forces made history Thursday during Rim of the Pacific exercises.

And set the stage for what a future conflict with China might entail.

The Army fired a Naval Strike Missile from a truck at the Pacific Missile Range Facility and hit a decommissioned ship at sea 63 miles north of Kauai.

Ally Japan fired its own truck-mounted Type 12 anti-ship missiles at the tank landing ship Racine -- at one point in a salvo with five practice U.S. High Mobility Artillery Rocket System missiles, also truck-mounted.

Gen. Robert Brown, commander of U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, said it was the first time Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force missiles were under by U.S. fire control while working with U.S. forces including the Army, Navy and Air Force to target a ship.

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