US-Japan cooperation studies SM-3 IIA missile project costs by $ 700 million (Figure)
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BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) U.S. military officials said Monday, manufactured by the U.S. Raytheon, the U.S. and Japan to develop missile defense project would cost $ 3.1 billion more than expected $ 700 million, mainly due to the U.S. Department of Defense canceled the other weapons.
According to Reuters, the project director, Rear Admiral Brad Hicks (Brad Hicks) said that Japan jointly by Raytheon and the construction of SM-3 IIA interceptor missiles for the military, may be “rules of the game-changer.”
He said the new SM-3 IIA interceptor missiles will be launched in 2014 to protect Japan from enemy missiles. May need a new missile – not three – vessel loading.
this joint project with the timetable set in Japan was quite a rush, and the costs are significantly increased, but Hicks in the Marshall Institute (Marshall Institute) of the event, said, full of hope for the project is progressing well . He believes that some of the excess charge by the United States, the United States will pay the bill for.
the excess part of the budget from the United States in 2010, the elimination of the Lockheed Martin developed multi-target anti-aircraft program, the program affected the SM-3 IIA missile technology development.
2010 budget year, including for the expansion of Aegis ships to the 27 funds, these vessels will carry about 218 SM-3 missile, and “later than” put into use in 2012.