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Japan’s Aegis Ashore batteries to be equipped with Lockheed radar

  • July 3, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri claimed that the Defense Ministry has informally decided to equip Japan’s Aegis Ashore batteries with radar produced by Lockheed-Martin, noting that the state-of-the-art LMSSR radar can cover a much wider area than the product manufactured by its rival Raytheon. The radar will reportedly be able to cover the entire Korean Peninsula when mounted on the ground-based Aegis platforms to be installed at GSDF camps in Yamaguchi and Akita. As the radar will be able to monitor the Korean Peninsula, the ministry is considering tasking the Aegis warships deployed in the Sea of Japan against DPRK missile launches with primarily monitoring Chinese naval activities in the East China Sea.    

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