Tag Archives: Japan

defpro | Raytheon Awarded $925 Million for Advanced Standard Missile-3

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company a $925 million contract for development of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile, which is a co-development effort between the U.S. and Japan. “As the threat continues to evolve, so does our ability to counter that threat,” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. “We’re […]

Foreign Policy l Japanese military contractor hacked

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a Japanese military contractor, confirmed today that a hacking incident from this past August released confidential information regarding classified warplanes and nuclear power plants. The Asahi Shimbun reported: “Sensitive information concerning vital defense equipment, such as fighter jets, as well as nuclear power plant design and safety plans, apparently was stolen from […]