WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has approved a $130 million missile defense sale to Japan to meet the escalating threat from North Korea.

The State Department says Congress was notified Tuesday of the proposed sale of four missiles for the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor.

The system was jointly developed by Japan and the U.S. The missiles can be used at sea with Japan's current Aegis-equipped destroyers and with the land-based Aegis system its Cabinet approved for purchase last month.... Read More: Military.com