February 22, 2020

Japan pushes ahead with missile defense upgrade amid North Korean outcry
Radar systems purchase comes as Tokyo relaxes missile alert level at sea
Japan has selected U.S. company Lockheed Martin to provide radar systems for its planned Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense (BMD) project, Reuters reported Tuesday.With the purchase, Lockheed will reportedly provide Japan with its Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) systems to improve coverage of the Korean peninsula.Japan selected Lockheed, which already produces the Aegis Ashore