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AN/SPY-7(V)1 Radar on Japan’s Aegis System Equipped Vessel Achieves First Track of Objects In Space

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AN/SPY-7(V)1 Radar on Japan’s Aegis System Equipped Vessel Achieves First Track of Objects In Space

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AN/SPY-7(V)1 Radar on Japan’s Aegis System Equipped Vessel Achieves First Track of Objects In Space
AN/SPY-7(V)1 Radar on Japan’s Aegis System Equipped Vessel Achieves First Track of Objects In Space

Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated the first live track AN/SPY-7(V)1 radar for the Aegis System Equipped Vessel (ASEV), marking a critical milestone in the program which will serve as the cornerstone for Japan’s national defense. During the first track event, SPY-7 radar tactical hardware and software tracked objects in space, which verified the maturity of the radar system and marked the beginning of comprehensive performance testing. The Japan Ministry of Defense will field two ASEVs with the SPY-7 radar system. The tracking event was performed at Lockheed Martin’s Production Test Center in Moorestown, New Jersey. The SPY-7 radar system and Aegis Weapon System equipment will be fully tested ahead of the shipment to Japan.

“The SPY-7 radar product line uses technology from the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) program to enhance overall strength against evolving threats. Providing 24/7 coverage, SPY-7 is a superior deterrence asset available for land and maritime applications around the world,” said Chandra Marshall, vice president of Radar and Sensor Systems at Lockheed Martin.

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“We use our proven integration and test process to fully test the capability of Aegis and SPY-7 prior to delivery to Japan. This vigorous testing regimen minimizes risk and ensures that Japan will receive a fully integrated and calibrated system as quickly as possible,” said Amr Hussein, vice president of Multi-Domain Combat Solutions at Lockheed Martin.

For 50 years, Lockheed Martin and the Aegis Combat System have enabled U.S. and international allies to keep pace with evolving integrated air and missile threats. Lockheed Martin has a proven history of producing, integrating, delivering and sustaining combat systems and radars across the globe. The SPY-7, a powerful and versatile radar with advanced technology, provides the capability for decisions to be made accurately and quickly. SPY-7 technology is being delivered for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s LRDR, the Spanish F-110 Frigate and Canadian Surface Combatant programs. Similar technology developed for LRDR and SPY-7 may be utilized on Guam in the future.

The Lockheed Martin Corporation is an American aerospace, arms, defense, information security, and technology corporation with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995. It is headquartered in North Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington, D.C. area. The company employs approximately 115,000 employees worldwide, including about 60,000 engineers and scientists. Lockheed Martin is one of the largest companies in the aerospace, military support, security, and technologies industry. Lockheed Martin operates in four business segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), and Space.

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