Japan requests Aegis weapon systems
The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of Aegis weapon systems, Multi-Mission Signal Processors (MMSP) and C2 Processor (C2P) refreshes to Japan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 29 January.
In a package worth $2.15 billion, Japan has requested two Aegis weapon systems, two MMSPs and two C2P refreshes. Also included is radio navigation equipment, naval ordnance, two identification friend or foe systems, Global Command And Control System-Maritime hardware and two inertial navigation systems.
Japan is already using the Aegis weapon system and the proposed sale will enhance the navy’s capabilities against ballistic missile threats.
If the sale goes ahead, the prime contractor for the Aegis weapon system and MMSP will be Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems. The C2P refresh will be provided by General Dynamics.
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