Subcontracts for the system's surveillance and fire-control radars
followed just days later.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned China on Wednesday over the locking of fire-control radar
on a Japanese destroyer in the East China Sea by a Chinese navy vessel in late January, calling it a "dangerous" act that could have led to a "contingency."
Under the modernization program, the system's existing fire-control radar
has been replaced by an electro-optical tracking system with a TV camera, a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensor, a video tracker, and a laser rangefinder.
Earlier Thursday, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera criticized China's use of fire-control radar
on the Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel, saying such action could represent a threat of military force under the U.N.
The aircraft managed to destroy the 5N62V fire-control radar
of the Vega SAM system.
25, said dialogue with China should not be impeded by a recent incident in which a China warship targeted a fire-control radar
at a Japanese destroyer.
The combat system includes the SAAM anti-missile self-defense system, combining an Arabel fire-control radar
and Aster 15 missiles.
According to Anna Bergenlid, a Saab representative, the version for the Finish Navy is composed of a fire-control radar
, an IR camera, a TV camera, and a laser rangefinder and has a total weight of 800 kg.
The ministry said ship-borne radar of the Chinese vessels "kept normal observation and were on alert," but "fire-control radar
was not used" in the Jan.
The Republic of (South) Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has begun flight-testing the AN/APG-67(V)4 multimode fire-control radar
of the Lead-In Fighter Trainer (LIFT) version of the T-50 Golden Eagle, a supersonic jet trainer being developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) (Seoul, Korea) with Lockheed Martin (Ft.
Furthermore, while the SAMP/T consists of Aster 30 missiles and the Thales Arabel fire-control radar
, two versions of PAAMS use two different radar systems.
The total program includes the acquisition of the Longbow fire-control radar
, ordnance (including Hellfire missiles), spare parts, training services, and maintenance support.