Recently designated by the U.S. Government as AN/SPY-7(V)1, this technology is derived from current radar programs and significant Lockheed Martin investment. Variants of the SPY-7 radar will also be utilized through partnerships with the U.S. Government, Spain and Canada. To date, the technology has been selected for a total of 24 systems.
Equipped with the latest digital, solid-state radar technology, Aegis Ashore Japan – AAJ will integrate the SPY-7 radar with the Aegis Combat System & protect Japan with a robust system that: can detect, track & engage ballistic missile threats; provides several times the detection range and sensitivity of traditional SPY-1 Aegis Ashore systems and engages multiple targets simultaneously with proven interceptors.
In defense against ballistic missile threats, Aegis Ashore and SPY-7 will provide continuous protection of Japan. As the threat landscape evolves, Aegis Ashore will protect the country and its citizens. Lockheed is leveraging programs of record for Aegis Ashore Japan and utilizing the existing supply chain that already supports multiple solid-state radar programs.
The combat system for AAJ will be compatible with the country’s current Aegis naval fleet for full interoperability. As the threat environment evolves, Aegis Ashore Japan will be updated from the same Common Source Library – CSL of software updates that all Aegis assets utilize.