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US State Department Approves $2.15 Billion Aegis Ashore Sale to Japan
January 30, 2019

US State Department Approves $2.15 Billion Aegis Ashore Sale to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The two new Aegis Ashore batteries are expected to become operational by 2025.

Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar for New Ballistic Missile Defense Systems
July 31, 2018

Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar for New Ballistic Missile Defense Systems

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s picked a new $1.2 billion radar for its two ground-based Aegis ballistic missile defense sites.
Japan’s New Ballistic Missile Defense System Acquisition Cost Doubles
July 25, 2018

Japan’s New Ballistic Missile Defense System Acquisition Cost Doubles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The price for two Aegis Ashore batteries could exceed $5.4 billion -- over twice the amount initially cited by the Japanese government.

With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level
July 11, 2018

With North Korea Thaw, Japan Downgrades Missile Alert Level

By Mina Pollmann
The announcement contrasts with long-term moves to increase Japan's missile defense capabilities.

Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Radar For New Ballistic Missile Defense System
July 04, 2018

Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Radar For New Ballistic Missile Defense System

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo has selected Lockheed Martin’s most advanced long-range radar system for its two Aegis Ashore batteries.

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
December 20, 2017

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approved the procurement of two Aegis Ashore batteries.

Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii
November 07, 2017

Japan’s Defense Minister to Visit Aegis Ashore Missile Test Site in Hawaii

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s defense minister is slated to visit a testing site of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system in January.
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