2014年07月19日

Japan approves Meteor research JV between MBDA, Mitsubishi

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Japan approves Meteor research JV between MBDA, Mitsubishi

Kosuke Takahashi, Tokyo and James Hardy, London - IHS Jane's Defence Industry

17 July 2014

The Japanese government has approved the overseas transfer of missile seeker technology to allow joint research on air-to-air missiles for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.

Officials at the Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) told IHS Jane's on 18 July that Mitsubishi Electric and European missile house MBDA will conduct a joint project to research whether Mitsubishi Electric's missile seeker technology could enhance the accuracy of MBDA's Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) for use on the F-35.

The newly established National Security Council (NSC) approved the missile technology transfer on 17 July, the same day as approving the export of a gyro sensor built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Raytheon Patriot Advanced Capability-2 (PAC-2) air-defence system.

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タグ:MOD JDW NSC METI
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Japan approves export of PAC-2 components for Qatar

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Japan approves export of PAC-2 components for Qatar

Kosuke Takahashi, Tokyo and James Hardy, Farnborough - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly

16 July 2014

The Japanese government on 17 July approved the export to Qatar of a sensor built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and used in the Raytheon Patriot Advanced Capability-2 (PAC-2) air-defence systems.

The newly established National Security Council (NSC) approved the sale, which would be Japan's first arms export under new guidelines set out in April that are intended to improve cost efficiencies related to indigenous defence development and production.

On 16 July a Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) official confirmed to IHS Jane's that talks were underway between MHI and Raytheon over the export of gyro sensors for the PAC-2.

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タグ:NSC PAC-2 MHI
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