Japan Considers Hybrid Satellite Defense Options

Sekigawa, Eiichiro
November 1998
Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/2/1998, Vol. 149 Issue 18, p29
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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.


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