Japan to use radar intended for land in new Aegis ships

June 29, 2021

The Japan Times:

The Defense Ministry plans to use U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin Corp.’s SPY-7 radar system for its planned Aegis-equipped vessels, though the system is intended for use on land.

The Aegis ships will be built as an alternative to the Aegis Ashore ground-based ballistic missile defense system, which Japan once decided to introduce but later changed its mind.

The ministry will make the unusual move of installing on ships the SPY-7, which had been selected for the Aegis Ashore system…

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