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D&S 2019: Japan developing a multipurpose surveillance radar

13th November 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Koji Miyake in Tokyo


The Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) will develop a multipurpose surveillance radar that integrates the functions of various existing radars of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).

ATLA will develop the radar from FY2020-23, conduct technical tests in FY2024-25 and it is scheduled to enter service in FY2027. Total expenses are estimated at JPY43 billion ($39 million).

ATLA requires JPY800 million for the initial development budget of this new radar.

The JGSDF has been using the JTPS-P18 low-altitude air surveillance radar, JTPS-P8-E coastal surveillance radar, JMPQ-P13 counter-mortar radar and JTPS-P16 counter-battery radar (photo above). These radars were developed and

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Koji Miyake


Koji Miyake

Koji Miyake is a Tokyo-based writer.

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