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Japan MoD contracts for SSR antenna sets

25th November 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lockheed Martin and its Japanese partner, Aegis Ashore Japan, have contracted with the Japanese Ministry of Defense to produce two Solid State Radar (SSR) antenna sets, the company announced on 20 November.

The SSR sets will be part of Japan’s Aegis Ashore system.

Aegis Ashore Japan will integrate the SPY-7 radar with the Aegis Combat System to provide a system that can detect, track and engage sophisticated ballistic missile threats; provide several times the detection range and sensitivity of traditional SPY-1 Aegis Ashore systems; and engage multiple targets simultaneously with interceptors.

The combat system for Aegis Ashore Japan will be compatible with the country’s current Aegis naval fleet for full interoperability.

In order to keep pace with developing threats, Aegis Ashore Japan will be updated from the same Common Source Library of software updates that all Aegis assets utilise.

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