The United States is likely to have approved the sale of 56 Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles to Japan for $1.15 billion.
The required certification notifying Congress of today’s possible sale has been delivered, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a press release Tuesday.
The contract also includes missile canisters, US Government and contractor representatives' technical assistance, engineering and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
The proposed sale will provide Japan with increased ballistic missile defense capability to assist in defending the Japanese homeland and US personnel stationed there.
The prime contractor for the SM-3 Block IB All Up Rounds will be Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona. The prime contractor for the canisters will be BAE Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
A section from the tail of the Japanese F-35A stealth fighter that disappeared on Tuesday has been recovered in searches in the Pacific Ocean and the jet is confirmed to have crashed with the pilot missing, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Wednesday. The jet belonged to the countrys Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF)
A Japanese F-35A stealth fighter belonging to the country's Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) disappeared from radar screens flying over the Pacific Ocean, off Aomori Prefecture during a routine flight training, on Tuesday. The fighter was one of the first 13 F-35A aircraft deployed in Japan
Japanese version of the American Aegis Ashore land-based missile interceptor systems will not be equipped with Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) meant for air defense. The Aegis Ashore units are likely to be deployed in Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures facing the Sea of Japan, which separates the country from Korean peninsula
Japan and the United States plan to jointly developing a new radar system for US Navys Aegis-equipped warships to counter threats from North Korea and China. Japan faces nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, is hoping to strengthen its security alliance with the United States through the joint development,
The Lockheed Martin F-35A fighter that crashed during routine training exercise reportedly failed to send distress signal before it plunged into the Pacific, Japan's Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) said Thursday. The single-seat $126 million jet had a system that would have emitted emergency alert if the pilot ejected from the cockpit with a parachute, the ASDF was quoted as saying by Japan Times
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