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Philippines sounded out by Japan on air-defense radar

Deal would mark Tokyo's first export of defense equipment since lifting ban

Japan aims to sell the Philippines an upgraded version of the FPS-3 air defense radar system made by Mitsubishi Electric.
Japan aims to sell the Philippines an upgraded version of the FPS-3 air defense radar system made by Mitsubishi Electric.   © Photo provided by Japan's Air Self-Defense Force

TOKYO -- Japan is considering selling air defense radar technology to the Philippines in what would be its first export of defense equipment since ending a nearly 50-year ban in 2014.

Tokyo is sounding out the Philippines about buying an upgraded model of the Mitsubishi Electric-made FPS-3 air defense radar system, which Japan's Air Self-Defense Force has used since 1991 in missile defense and monitoring airspace incursions. Tokyo has already begun offering technical information on the system to Manila.

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