Why Japan's Crazy World War II Kamikaze Suicide Torpedoes Never 'Hit the Target'

By 1944, Japan was facing defeat in Pacific War. It had lost the technological edge it possessed over U.S. ships and aircraft in 1941 and 42, and a great portion of its veteran pilots and seamen had perished in the Battles of Midway and the Solomon Islands. Unable to train quality replacement crews for its outgunned forces, the Japanese military began forming shimbu-tai (special attack units) to launch suicide attacks on Allied ships.

Northrop Grumman Has Some Serious Plans for America's AEGIS Missile Defense System

The Navy is accelerating work on an emerging multi-function phased array radar able to perform multiple functions simultaneously and perform automatic tracking and detection.

The Navy’s AN/SPY-1 can also track more than 100 targets, developers said.

The maritime weapons system received another financial boost yesterday when the Navy awarded Northrop Grumman a $15 million contract to support the Aegis combat system. Services include engineering, computer programming, and other post-event analyses for the numerous ships that sport Aegis.