LM to deliver addition EBAWS to Japan

BALTIMORE, June 5 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin says a contract option for the delivery of biological threat warning technologies to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force has been exercised.

U.S. company Lockheed Martin, along with Japan-based trading partner Itochu, announced that the Japan Ground Self Defense Force has exercised a contract option.


Under the deal, Lockheed Martin will deliver an additional order of its Enhanced Biological Aerosol Warning Systems to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force to support chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense operations in Japan.

Lockheed Martin says its EBAWS includes an array of sensors technology designed to warn security authorities of a potential CBRN threat.

"Several nations currently have Lockheed Martin biological warning systems in place to help protect lives and to give battlefield commanders the information they need to make critical decisions regarding defensive actions," Stephanie Hill, a vice president with Lockheed Martin's Integrated Defense Technologies business, said in a statement.

"The Japan Ground Self Defense Forces continues to value the benefits of this early warning capability and we greatly appreciate their confidence in our latest EBAWS product."

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