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Will Japan Pursue a Strike Capability in Lieu of Aegis Ashore?
July 28, 2020

Will Japan Pursue a Strike Capability in Lieu of Aegis Ashore?

By Titli Basu
Hard decisions lie ahead to make sure Japan has an effective defense without Aegis Ashore.

Why Okinawans Are Outraged by the Aegis Ashore Cancellation
July 08, 2020

Why Okinawans Are Outraged by the Aegis Ashore Cancellation

By Robert Kajiwara
The cancellation of the controversial missile defense program is seen as discrimination by Okinawans, who have long fought base construction on similar grounds.
Japan Suspends Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Plans. What Happens Now?
June 23, 2020

Japan Suspends Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Plans. What Happens Now?

By Ankit Panda
Tokyo scraps plans for two expensive missile defense installations. Will another system replace Aegis Ashore?

Japan to Scrap Costly Land-Based US Missile Defense System
June 16, 2020

Japan to Scrap Costly Land-Based US Missile Defense System

By Associated Press
Japan’s Defense Ministry announced it would drop plans to deploy the Aegis Ashore system, citing safety concerns.

Japan Awards Contract to Lockheed Martin for 2 Solid State Radars for Aegis Ashore Batteries
November 27, 2019

Japan Awards Contract to Lockheed Martin for 2 Solid State Radars for Aegis Ashore Batteries

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s defense ministry has awarded a contract for the delivery of two SSR antenna sets for two planned land-based Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense systems.

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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