C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Lockheed Martin to provide two Solid State Radars for Japan’s Aegis Ashore BMD systems

26 November 2019

Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for the production and supply of two Solid State Radar (SSR) antenna sets for the two land-based Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence (BMD) systems Tokyo plans to deploy by 2023 to counter growing regional threats.

In a 20 November statement Lockheed Martin said that Aegis Ashore Japan will integrate the SSR – which was recently designated AN/SPY-7(V)1 by the US government – with the Aegis Combat System to protect Japan with a system that “can detect, track and engage sophisticated ballistic missile threats; provides several times the detection range and sensitivity of traditional SPY-1 Aegis Ashore systems; and engages multiple targets simultaneously with proven interceptors”.

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