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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.

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.

Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles
October 24, 2017

Japan Mulls Deployment of New Supersonic Interceptors to Counter Chinese Cruise Missiles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo is considering the deployment of SM-6 interceptors at its proposed ground-based Aegis Ashore installations.

US Successfully Tests SM-6 Missile Interceptor in Pacific
August 30, 2017

US Successfully Tests SM-6 Missile Interceptor in Pacific

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Days after North Korea launched an IRBM, the United States successfully conducted a complex test of the U.S. Navy’s latest missile interceptor.
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