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Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics
July 09, 2019

Japan's Aegis Ashore System Hits a Roadblock: Domestic Politics

By Mina Pollmann
Local opposition, and a poorly handled government explanation, have delayed deployment of the new 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.

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.

Russia’s Objections to Japan’s Aegis Ashore Decision
February 07, 2018

Russia’s Objections to Japan’s Aegis Ashore Decision

By Guy Plopsky
A dubious Russian assumption is behind Moscow's opposition to the missile defense system.

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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