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Japan wins order for Philippine air surveillance radars

11th March 2020 - 23:11 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Japanese firm Mitsubishi Electric was issued a notice of award by the Philippines on 4 March to supply four radars to complete air surveillance coverage of the country and its surrounding EEZ.

According to Philippine media, a government-to-government contract will be signed within the next two months. Mitsubishi Electric will supply its J/FPS-3ME 3D radar to Manila, with three fixed installation and one mobile variant on offer.

The FPS-3 had been competing against the IAI Elta ELM-2288-ER/ELM-2288-MR AD-STAR and the Lockheed Martin AN/TPS-77, with five radars each apparently being offered.

This approximately PHP5.5 billion ($110.5 million) award, known

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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