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Philippines buys Mitsubishi Electric radar in first defense deal

Sales of $90m Japanese equipment to bolster surveillance in South China Sea

Philippine soldiers man an anti-aircraft gun. Japanese radar systems will support the country's air defenses.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Electric will export about 10 billion yen ($89.9 million) worth of radar systems to the Philippines, marking the first export of Japanese-made defense equipment under an updated government policy.

The Philippines will purchase upgraded versions of the FPS-3 and TPS-P14  radar systems, both used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The FPS-3 is installed along coastlines to detect missiles and other projectiles while the TPS-P14 is mounted on vehicles.

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