February 25, 2024

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.