FMS: Japan Wants AEGIS Weapon Systems to Equip Two 27DD Destroyers

Released on Friday, August 7, 2015
ACTS - AEGIS Combat Systems Trainer
AWS - AEGIS Weapon Systems
BMD - Ballistic Missile Defense
CDLMS - Common Data Link Management System
CDS - Common Display System
CEC - Cooperative Engagement Capability
CPS - Common Processor System
DCS - Direct Commercial Sales
DDG - Guided-Missile Destroyer
DSCA - Defense Security Cooperation Agency
EOSS - Electro-Optical Sensor System
FMS - Foreign Military Sale
FODB - Fiber Optic Distribution Boxes
FY - Fiscal Year
GCCS-M - Global Command and Control System-Maritime
GEDMS - Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System
GPS - Global Positioning System
IAMD - Integrated Air and Missile Defense
IFF - Identification Friend or Foe
KAS - Kill Assessment System
MAM - Maintenance Assist Module
MDE - Major Defense Equipment
MFTA - Multi-Function Towed Array
MIDS - Multifunctional Information Distribution System
MMSP - Multi-Mission Signal Processor
NAVSSI - Navigation Sensor System Interface
ORTS - Operational Readiness Test System
UWS - Undersea Warfare Systems
VGI - VLS GPS Integrator
VLS - Vertical Launching System
WDRC - Weapon Data Recording Cabinets
WASHINGTON, Aug 7, 2015 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for DDG 7 and 8 AEGIS Combat System, Underwater Weapon System, Cooperative Engagement Capability and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 4, 2015.

The Government of Japan has requested a possible sale of two (2) ship sets of the MK 7 AEGIS Weapon System, AN/SQQ-89A (v) 15J UWS and CEC. Additional items include associated equipment, training and support for its Japan Fiscal Year (JFY) 2015 and JFY2016 new construction destroyers (DDGs). The ACS and associated support will be procured over a six (6) to seven (7) year period, as approved by Japan in budgets for JFY2015 and JFY2016. The estimated value of this proposed sale is $1.5 billion.

The ACS/UWS/CEC support ship construction for a new ship class of DDGs based upon a modified Atago-class hull (Ship Class not yet named) and a new propulsion system. The equipment and services to be provided include: two (2) ship sets of installation support material and special purpose test equipment, as well as the systems engineering, technical services, on-site vendor assistance, spare parts, systems training and staging services necessary to support ship construction and delivery. Post-construction Combat System Qualification Testing is expected to be procured in a future Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case.

Major Defense Equipment (MDE) includes:

Two (2) AEGIS Weapon Systems (AWS) MK 7

One (1) J7 AWS Computer Program

Two (2) ship sets Multi-Mission Signal Processor (MMSP)

Two (2) ship sets AN/MK8 MOD4 AEGIS Common Display System (CDS)

Two (2) ship sets AN/SPQ-15 Digital Video Distribution System and Common Processor System (CPS)

Two (2) ship sets AWS Computing Infrastructure MK 1 MOD4

Two (2) ship sets Operational Readiness Test System (ORTS) hosted in AWS computing infrastructure

Two (2) MK 99 MOD 8 Fire Control Systems

Two (2) ship sets AN/SPG-62A Radar, Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) including Mission Planner blade server processors hosted in the CPS

Two (2) Kill Assessment System/Weapon Data Recording Cabinets (KAS/WDRC)

Two (2) ship sets Mode 5/S capable Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) System

Two (2) ship sets MK 36 MOD 6 Decoy Launching System

Two (2) ship sets AN/SQQ-89A (V) 15 Underwater Surveillance and Communication System

Two (2) Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Navigation systems with OE-553/U antenna

Two (2) ship sets AN/SSN-6F (V) 4 Navigation Sensor System Interface (NAVSSI)

Two (2) ship sets WSN-7(V) Inertial Navigation System (INS)

Two (2) ship sets AN/URC-141(V) 3(C) Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Radio Set

Two (2) ship sets AN/UYQ-86(V) 6 Common Data Link Management System (CDLMS)

Two (2) ship sets AN/SQQ-89A (v) 15J UWS

Two (2) ship sets Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System (GEDMS)

Two (2) ship sets Maintenance Assist Modules (MAMs) cabinets for Fire Control and Combat Systems equipment

Two (2) ship sets Multi-Function Towed Array (MFTA) and associated OK-410(V)3/SQR handling equipment

Two (2) ship sets of Vertical Launching System (VLS)

MK41 components for Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) launcher to support BMD missions employing the Standard Missile 3 (SM-3)

Two (2) ship sets Launch Control Units (LCU) MK 235 Mod 9 with Vertical Launching System (VLS) Global Positioning System (GPS) Integrator (VGI)

VLS launcher components including twenty-four (24) MK 448 Mod 1 Motor Control Panel

Four (4) Programmable Power Supplies MK179 Mod 0

Twenty-four (24) Launch Sequencers MK 5 Mod 1

Four (4) Fiber Optic Distribution Boxes (FODB)

Twenty-four (24) Single Module Junction Boxes

Two (2) ship sets Gun Weapon System MK 34

Two (2) ship sets MK 20 Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS)

Two (2) ship sets of Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC)

Two (2) ship sets Global Command and Control System-Maritime (GCCS-M)

Two (2) ship sets AN/SPQ-9B Radar

Two (2) ship sets Enhanced AEGIS Combat Systems Trainer (ACTS) with communication suite

Two (2) ship sets technical documentation

Japan continues to modernize its fleet to support Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) roles and special mission requirements. The addition of two (2) new AEGIS DDGs will fulfill Japan's mission goal of acquiring eight (8) ballistic missile defense capable ships and will further enhance interoperability with the U.S. Navy, build upon a longstanding cooperative effort with the United States, and provide enhanced capability with a valued partner in a geographic region of critical importance to Japan and the U.S. Government.

The proposed sale to Japan will represent an important commitment by the U.S. Government in furtherance of foreign policy and national security goals for both the United States and Japan. Japan is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in that region. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist Japan in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives and the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.

The addition of two (2) new AEGIS DDGs to Japan's fleet will afford more flexibility and capability to counter regional threats and continue to enhance stability in the region. Japan currently operates AEGIS ships and is proficient at using evolving ballistic missile defense capability and effective at employing the AN/SQQ-89 UWS for undersea surveillance and detection. Japan has demonstrated the capability and commitment necessary to incorporate CEC into its fleet and will capably assimilate this technology into its operations.

The proposed sale of these combat systems will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractors will be Lockheed Martin, with offices based in Moorestown, NJ; Syracuse, NY; and Manassas, VA per sole source request from Japan as the primary AEGIS System Contractor for JFY 2015 and JFY 2016 DDG Class Ships. Japan has also requested Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, IA be designated as the sole source prime contractor for the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) on Ships (MOS) to reduce the cost of sparing and logistics for its AEGIS Ships. There are also a significant number of companies under contract with the U. S. Navy that will provide components and systems as well as engineering services during the execution of this effort.

Japanese industry has requested participation with U.S. industry as sub-contractors under the FMS case on a limited basis to provide selected components and software. Japanese industry sourced items are: 1) TR-343 Equivalent Replacement Sonar Transducers for SQS-53C sonar by NEC, 2) Partial AEGIS Display System application software by MHI, and 3) Partial AEGIS Display System Hardware and Common Display System hardware by Fujitsu. The Japan sourced products will be subject to product qualification, export control or other requirements for use in FMS-provided systems. The U.S. Navy retains the option to use U.S. Navy Programs of Record to source products or services as required to meet program requirements. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require travel of U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Japan on a temporary basis for program technical support and management oversight.

There will be no adverse impact on U. S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

Source: Japan - DDG (guided missile destroyer) 7 and 8 AEGIS Combat System (ACS), Underwater Weapon System (UWS), and Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC)

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