The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of equipment associated with the integration of the CEAFAR 2 Phased Array Radar System with the AEGIS Combat System for an estimated cost of $185 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Wednesday.
The Government of Australia has requested to buy long lead items, engineering and development activities, establishment of engineering development sites, and commencement of development activities associated with the integration of the CEAFAR 2 Phased Array Radar System with the AEGIS Combat System.
Included are AEGIS Weapon System Technical Equivalent Components including Command Display System (CDS) Consoles (including 2 consoles in Gun Weapon System configuration); Multi-Mission Display (MMD) systems.
The proposed sale will enhance Australia's Surface Combatant capability by adding nine AEGIS capable Future Frigates over the next 20 years and by upgrading their existing three AEGIS capable Hobart Class destroyers with the latest technology and capability.
The US Navy has deployed Aegis-equipped destroyer to Japan on Tuesday, as part of the navy's strategy to furnish the Indo-Pacific region with the most advanced and capable defense units. The destroyer USS Milius joined the U
Lockheed Martin demonstrated the ability to greatly increase operational performance, efficiency and reliability of Aegis Ashore, by connecting key components of its Aegis Ashore and Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) technologies. "Connecting these systems is more than a technological advantage - it's a way to provide the warfighter with earlier intelligence and expanded situational awareness," said Dr
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
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $41.7 million contract to exercise an option for AEGIS lifetime support services consisting of computer program maintenance in support of the Royal Australian Navy Hobart class ships
Japans newest AEGIS-equipped destroyer, which will be furnished with major weapons systems, will reportedly strengthen the countrys maritime air defense capability and potentially targeting China and threatening other countries, according to Chinese experts. Zhang Junshe, a senior research fellow at the People's Liberation Army Naval Military Studies Research Institute, told the Global Times on Sunday that the latest Aegis destroyer equipped with Co-operative Engagement Capability (CEC) system, which is developed by the US Navy, creates network within the ship for sharing real-time movements of enemy targets as well as the battlefield situation
BAE Systems has been selected by the Australian Government as the preferred tenderer for the SEA 5000 program to deliver nine Future Frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The overall announced program is expected to be in the region of AUD $35bn for the design, build and support of the ships
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