TITLE

Japan Considers Hybrid Satellite Defense Options

AUTHOR(S)
Sekigawa, Eiichiro
PUB. DATE
November 1998
SOURCE
Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/2/1998, Vol. 149 Issue 18, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
States that Japan is studying various hybrid satellite configurations that will give it a military reconnaissance or early warning satellite capability without appearing to be instigating an arms race in Northeast Asia. Adaptions of the existing Advanced Land Observation Satellite; Development by the National Space Development Agency; Japan's pacifist foreign policy; North Korea's launch of a Taepo Dong 1 booster eroding the traditional reluctance to seriously discuss military reconnaissance and Theater-Wide Missile Defense systems.
ACCESSION #
1253561

 

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