Lockheed Martin to build AEGIS weapon system for Japan

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Lockheed Martin to build AEGIS weapon system for Japan
DDG Destroyer equipped with AEGIS firing missile: US Navy Photo

Lockheed Martin is being awarded a nearly $136 million contract for new construction DDG AEGIS weapon system J7 baseline development and integration in support of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.

This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan and work will be performed at various locations in the United States and Japan and is expected to be completed by December 2018, a US DoD release said.

The AEGIS weapon system provides sea-based anti-missile protection and is currently being strengthened in Japan owing to missile threats from North Korea.

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