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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Japan Requests $1.5B Lockheed Aegis Combat System, Equipment Sale

Atago class DDGThe State Department has cleared Japan’s planned $1.5 billion procurement of Lockheed Martin-built MK 7 Aegis combat systems and associated equipment for guided missile destroyers through the U.S.’ foreign military sales program.

Japan wants two sets of the Aegis defense weapon platform, underwater surveillance and communication technology and cooperate engagement capability as well as equipment, spares and vendor services within six to seven years, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.

The country would use the weapons on its DDG 7 and DDG 8 guided missile destroyers.

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