Japan's Aegis System with SPY-7 Radar Completes First Space Object Tracking Test

Tokyo plans to deploy two Aegis vessels equipped with the SPY-7 radar system
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  • 11:50 AM, April 5, 2024
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Japan's Aegis System with SPY-7 Radar Completes First Space Object Tracking Test
Aegis System Equipped Vessel with SPY-7 Radar

Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the first live tracking of the AN/SPY-7(V)1 radar for the Aegis System Equipped Vessel (ASEV).

This event involved the SPY-7 radar's tactical hardware and software effectively tracking objects in space, confirming the radar system's readiness and initiating comprehensive performance testing.

The Japan Ministry of Defense plans to deploy two ASEVs equipped with the SPY-7 radar system, which incorporates technology from the Long-Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) program.

This demonstration took place at Lockheed Martin's Production Test Center in Moorestown, New Jersey.

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