Japan Military News, Reports, Data, etc.


interestingly,
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
KONGSBERG awarded JSM Joint Strike Missile contract with Japan


11.03.2019
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has entered into contract with Japan to supply the initial deliveries of JSM (Joint Strike Missile) for their fleet of F-35 fighter aircrafts.
The JSM development started in 2008 and was completed in mid-2018 after a series of successful validation test firings.

“This is an important international breakthrough which demonstrates the importance of cooperation between Norwegian authorities, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment and Norwegian industry”, says CEO of KONGSBERG Geir Håøy.

The JSM is the only long-range sea- and land-target missile that can be carried internally in the F-35 and thus ensuring the aircraft’s low-signature (stealth) capabilities. JSM is a new missile that will expand the overall capabilities of the F-35. No other weapon on the market today, can perform the same types of missions.

“The international F-35 user consortium is showing great interest in the JSM and KONGSBERG is very proud to have been selected by Japan to provide the JSM for their F-35 fleet. This is a major milestone for the JSM program, entering into the production phase”, says Eirik Lie, President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.
 
Yesterday at 8:23 PM
interestingly,
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
KONGSBERG awarded JSM Joint Strike Missile contract with Japan


11.03.2019
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has entered into contract with Japan to supply the initial deliveries of JSM (Joint Strike Missile) for their fleet of F-35 fighter aircrafts.
The JSM development started in 2008 and was completed in mid-2018 after a series of successful validation test firings.

“This is an important international breakthrough which demonstrates the importance of cooperation between Norwegian authorities, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment and Norwegian industry”, says CEO of KONGSBERG Geir Håøy.

The JSM is the only long-range sea- and land-target missile that can be carried internally in the F-35 and thus ensuring the aircraft’s low-signature (stealth) capabilities. JSM is a new missile that will expand the overall capabilities of the F-35. No other weapon on the market today, can perform the same types of missions.

“The international F-35 user consortium is showing great interest in the JSM and KONGSBERG is very proud to have been selected by Japan to provide the JSM for their F-35 fleet. This is a major milestone for the JSM program, entering into the production phase”, says Eirik Lie, President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.
and here comes the DefenseNews story (dated 3 hours ago hehe)
Japan inks deal with Kongsberg for F-35 standoff missile
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

:


Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has entered into a contract with Japan to supply the initial deliveries of Joint Strike Missiles for
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
.

“This is a major milestone for the JSM program, entering into the production phase,” said Eirik Lie, the president of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, adding that the company was “very proud to have been selected by Japan to provide the JSM for their F-35 fleet.”

Neither Kongsberg nor Japan disclosed the dollar value or the number of missiles covered by the contract. However, Japanese budget documents show the country allocated 7.3 billion yen (U.S. $65.6 million) for the missile acquisition for the coming Japanese fiscal year, which begins March 31.

This almost certainly represents the cost of a small initial buy, and funding for more missiles will likely only appear during future budget cycles, especially given the JSM is only slated for integration on the F-35A during the Block 4 software release expected in the early 2020s.

Earlier checks confirmed that two JSMs can fit in the internal weapons bay of the F-35A, although the short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing F-35B can only carry the missile on its external weapons stations.

Japan plans to eventually acquire a total of 157 F-35s, which will include 42 F-35Bs. The east Asian nation will stand up its first squadron of F-35As later this year, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force is currently training a cadre of flight and ground crews, as well as taking delivery of aircraft.

According to Kongsberg, the JSM is the only long-range missile that can be used against ship and land targets and also be carried internally in the F-35, the latter feature enabling the jet to maintain its stealthy, low-observable capabilities.

The JSM is based on Kongsberg’s land- and ship-launched Naval Strike Missile, which was primarily intended to be an anti-ship missile.

The company says the JSM adds standoff land-attack capability features such as low observability, agility and flexibility. An imaging infrared target seeker is used to identify a target. The missile has a range of up to 300 nautical miles in a high-high-low flight profile.

In 2015, Australia, which also wants to acquire the JSM for
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
, signed an agreement to finance the development of a passive radio frequency seeker to complement the existing infrared target seeker.
 
Wednesday at 8:27 PM
Yesterday at 8:23 PM
and here comes the DefenseNews story (dated 3 hours ago hehe)
Japan inks deal with Kongsberg for F-35 standoff missile
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

:
now quit on Rogoway right after his

"So, we are talking about an incredibly flexible, near dream-like weapon here."

sentence (LOL almost saw PAID CONTENT on the screen) in
Japan Buying Joint Strike Missiles For Its F-35As Is A Much Bigger Deal Than It Sounds
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
 

SamuraiBlue

Captain
Japan to develop air-to-ship long-range cruise missiles

Japan has decided to develop for the first time air-to-ship long-range cruise missiles to be carried by fighter jets and capable of attacking a warship from outside the range of an enemy’s weapons, government sources said Sunday.

The plan is aimed at boosting Japan’s deterrence by extending the shooting range to more than 400 kilometers as China has been improving its naval capabilities, the sources said..... to read more
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!


Looks as if it's going to be a extended range ASM-3.
 
a teasing article
Japan, US to develop new radar system for Aegis warships
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

:

Japan and the United States are working toward the joint development of a new radar system for Aegis-equipped U.S. Navy warships, as part of efforts to improve defense capabilities, diplomatic sources said Sunday.

The coordination by the two countries for the plan aimed at combating new weapons, including hypersonic missiles being developed by China and Russia, has entered the final phase, the sources said.

Japan, which also faces nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, is hoping to strengthen its security alliance with the United States through the joint development.

Japan regards the envisioned joint development as important to its defense. But the country's involvement in the project could cause concerns about it being seen as encouraging an arms race between major powers, some observers said.

Japan's development together with the United States of the SM-3 Block 2A interceptor was completed this month and it has moved into production.

The new radar system to provide 360 degrees of surveillance on the warships is expected to be the next pillar of Japan's defense collaboration with the United States.

The warships plan to have two different types of air and missile defense radar in the future. One is AN/SPY-6, with an upgraded radar to be used to detect high-altitude threats, which is on schedule to be delivered starting in 2020.

Currently, the AN/SPQ-9B system is used to detect and track low-flying threats. But it is a traditional rotating radar that cannot completely avoid having blind spots.

The new radar to be developed by Japan and the United States will be a non-rotating system, according to the sources.

The U.S. Navy recently ordered five more AN/SPQ-9B units for $21.5 million, according to U.S. media reports. The new system could be even more expensive.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
Wednesday at 8:27 PM
now quit on Rogoway right after his

"So, we are talking about an incredibly flexible, near dream-like weapon here."

sentence (LOL almost saw PAID CONTENT on the screen) in
Japan Buying Joint Strike Missiles For Its F-35As Is A Much Bigger Deal Than It Sounds
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

Looks as if it's going to be a extended range ASM-3.
These sound related. NSM is a air to surface antiship missile.
 

Top