Mitsubishi wins contract to sell air radar system to Philippines

March 26, 2020

The Asahi Shimbun

In the first sale of full defense equipment under Japan’s “three principles of arms transfer,” approved in 2014, Mitsubishi Electric Co. will sell four air defense radar systems to the Philippines, sources said.

Mitsubishi Electric won a bid to export the improved version of the three J/FPS-3 and one J/TPS-P14 air defense systems, which are used by the Self-Defense Forces.

The former has been placed in the mountains along coastal areas in Japan to detect incoming fighter jets or missiles. The system has been used as a missile defense system against North Korea and for other purposes.

The latter can be loaded on a truck and other locations to detect incoming aircraft or helicopters.

Four export contracts have been made under the Abe administration’s Three Principles on Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology, which allows arms exports with conditions.

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