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SPY-7 Radar - 8/7/2021 3:23:34 PM   


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Japan has allegedly cancelled their plans for AEGIS-ashore, and will replace it with a new ship-born radar, called the SPY-7. A December 20, 2020 report indicates that:

"Lockheed Martin Corp SPY-7 radars that will have at least three times the range
of older Aegis systems deployed on Japanese navy destroyers, the upgrade will allow Japan
to use new interceptor missiles to target warheads in space fired by North Korea or other
potential foes, including China and Russia."

Does anyone know if the SPY-7 radar is programmed into the game? If so, on what platform(s)? Is the SPY-7 strictly used by Japan? Is it even operational?

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RE: SPY-7 Radar - 8/7/2021 6:52:54 PM   

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Hi there Doug.

Did a check and the SPY-7 is not in the current DB (DB3K_489). Not sure if it has already been requested but you can certainly do so in the Thread for DB3000 database problems, updates or issues.


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RE: SPY-7 Radar - 8/7/2021 8:21:23 PM   


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Thanks, Wayne.

I can't find any specs on it, but it is supposed to be operational this year.


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RE: SPY-7 Radar - 8/7/2021 9:59:31 PM   

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When going to south Jersey to see friends, we pass this test site:

I suppose they train technicians too. There was a recent report that the site uses commercial flights along the I95 corridor for testing
the radar. Thankfully, the trainees don't have access to any SAMs.


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RE: SPY-7 Radar - 8/7/2021 11:09:35 PM   


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No db. It's not operational by Japan, nor even the US yet that's been publicly put out there, there has been lots of testing phase, some sea trial phase stuff I think earlier this year.

My guess beyond just probably nobody has requested it yet, is lack of details, same goes for spy-6, though slightly more is available but it's still a guessing game, particularly for 7's LRDR precursor model.

It's interesting though one is supposedly currently being installed in Clear Space Force Station (AK) - LRDR variant at least, activation that was alleged to happen this year the GAO says it's not likely till 2023 (at least actual transfer to the Air Force that is). Additionally it's been supposedly selected by the Canadians for the future surface combatants, and the Spanish for their F110's under construction, in addition to what the Japanese may do. Supposedly it includes early warning, offering ground based interceptor mid-course guidance and continuous coverage even under maintenance, probably why you're asking with all your ballistics testing. Those features are in addition to things the SPY-6x variants do, unclear if it's at the same time or in different configs\mode. The little searching I've done, and the fact they are pitching a back-fit for the 1X installs to 7 I'm guessing it's a more versatile components model\mode sort of thing, not too unlike the variants of the Spy6.
Some links for you (not a lot here)
re:-7 (nothing like a good ad video lol that tells you almost nothing)
Interesting conversation all things Aegis, hardware and software:

I could work up some game-tested hypothetical entries but sensors don't get added that way (as hypothetical) so I'm not sure if they would add them as it would be mostly arbitrary outside of the few things that are known. Have to do more than just the sensors though, as some other tables will need updating since the 7 supposedly? does illumination too, so have to update that stuff to make sure it can guide certain comm-links etc. Was thinking 2 models, SPY-7 LRDR (BMD and ASAT only focus),SPY-7(V)1 (BMD capable but area\self defense focused\ranged). One for the hobby to-do list perhaps.

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RE: SPY-7 Radar - 8/8/2021 1:26:05 AM   


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It's certainly an interesting topic.

The only thing (range-wise) that I have seen claims that its range is three-times that of SPY-1. Well, that's hardly definitive, but it is something.

I had a conversation with Kushan about it today, and I shared some of the details about the TPY-2 that you provided to me. I attributed it to you, so I doubted that you would mind. Primarily, I was trying to show him that the ranges may be different with the two variants, but they both detect at the same distance. As you indicated, there might be something within the database.

Thanks for this info. It will give me something to do.


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RE: SPY-7 Radar - 8/22/2021 1:12:45 PM   


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Wrong Place, Sorry!

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RE: SPY-7 Radar - 8/23/2021 6:17:37 PM   


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I requested it be placed in Canada's type 26 as that's the intent, but didn't realize it wasn't in the DB yet.

I believe there was some info/links on it there.

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