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IHI teams up with Northrop to monitor suspicious satellites

Japan-U.S. contractor alliance targets Tokyo's expanding defense budget

IHI and Northrop Grumman intend to provide satellites that approach suspicious satellites, take images and send the images to the ground for analysis. (Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman)

TOKYO -- Japan's IHI will team up with Northrop Grumman of the U.S. in the business of monitoring suspicious satellites, hoping to sell the American defense company's surveillance satellites to the Japanese government by adding its own analysis technology, Nikkei has learned.

IHI's move highlights that Japanese companies are moving to collaborate with U.S. companies in space security.

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