Lockheed Martin is being awarded a nearly $136 million contract for new construction DDG AEGIS weapon system J7 baseline development and integration in support of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force.
This contract involves foreign military sales to Japan and work will be performed at various locations in the United States and Japan and is expected to be completed by December 2018, a US DoD release said.
The AEGIS weapon system provides sea-based anti-missile protection and is currently being strengthened in Japan owing to missile threats from North Korea.
Japans Ministry of Defense has disclosed that the cost for two batteries of the Aegis Ashore missile interception system it intends to procure from the United States is over 200 billion yen (US$ 1.7 Billion) which will be added to the national budget from fiscal 2019 onwards
Japans defense ministry has requested additional 730 million yen (US $6.4 million) in the next fiscal years budget plan to introduce two land-based Aegis missile defense systems
The US Navy and Missile Defense Agency, supported by Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a series of Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) tests in the Atlantic Ocean during Formidable Shield 2017 (FS-17) from Sept. 24 – Oct
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $49 million modification contract to provide equipment upgrades and spares to the Aegis Weapon System baseline, systems engineering, and staging services in support of the Japanese Computer Program Test Site. Work is expected to be completed by September 2020, the US department of Defense said in a statement Friday
Japan is seeking new powerful radar, known as Spy-6 from the United States to boost the range of its interceptor missiles to add a new layer of defense to help counter North Koreas missile advances. Reuters quotes government sources as saying that Spy-6 radar is capable of detecting threats faster at better range than their existing technologies
US Navy Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin supported USS John Paul Jones has fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles from the Aegis Combat System against a medium-range ballistic missile target. During the test, the system detected, tracked, engaged and launched both missiles to intercept a Medium Range Ballistic Missile target, the company announced Wednesday
The US State Department has approved a sale of four Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles for an estimated cost of $133.3 million to Japan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced Tuesday
A US Marine Corps AH-1 attack helicopter made an emergency landing in Japans Okinavwa islands in a second incident in three days. A Marine Corps AH-1 attack helicopter with two people aboard landed in a field at a waste disposal site in the town of Yomitan on Okinawa's main island, according to Japanese media reports
Boeing has been awarded a $288 million contract for one KC-46A aircraft for Japan. The face value is not-to-exceed $19
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $154 million contract to provide US and United Kingdom (UK) Trident II (D5) Strategic Weapon System Shipboard Integration Increment 8, Columbia and Dreadnought efforts for the navigation subsystem. This contract will provide the required navigation hardware and software design, testing, installation, and deliverables for the shipboard integration increment, along with the correlating fleet support services for the current fleet ballistic missile navigation subsystem, US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
The Japanese government has approved to deploy two land-based Aegis Ashore missile defense system at a cabinet meeting held on Tuesday. The government plans to deploy two Aegis Ashore systems to cover Japan's entire territory, possibly to become operable by fiscal 2023
Lockheed Martin has been awarded $110 million contract for the gray wolf science and technology demonstration effort. The contract provides for the design, development, manufacture, and testing of prototype-affordable cruise missiles to advance networked collaborative operations technologies for defeat of enemy integrated air defense systems, US department of defense said in a statement Monday
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