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Lockheed Martin carries on with Aegis Ashore design work in Japan

28th August 2020 - 10:50 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems will continue performing engineering design support and analysis of services of the Aegis Ashore system in Japan, under a $18.8 million contract modification issued by the Missile Defense Agency on 25 August.

This modification increases the overall value of the contract from $3.27 billion to $3.29 billion.

Aegis Ashore, which provides defence against short to intermediate-range ballistic missiles, forms part of the broader security alliance between Japan and the US.

In June, Lockheed Martin was awarded a $70.17 million contract to support development of Aegis for  Japan, Norway and South Korea, as well as for the USN. Shortly afterwards, the Japanese government announced it was discontinuing Aegis Ashore on technical and financial grounds. 

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