The L3Harris Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI) is aboard the Japan Meteorological Agency’s (JMA) Himwari-8/9 geostationary weather satellites. AHI is one of the most capable GEO weather imagers in the world, providing 16 channels of data, scanning the earth in ten minutes while also providing images of Japan and severe storms every 2.5 minutes. As a result, forecasters can see a virtual movie of storms to better predict paths and strengths.
The L3Harris TANSO-FTS-2 environmental monitoring sensor is on orbit aboard Japan’s Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite-2, significantly enhancing Japan’s ability to monitor greenhouse gases from space. Providing double the amount of data of GOSAT-1, the instrument collects five bands of high spectral resolution data, enabling measurement during daylight and nighttime.
Based out of offices in Tokyo and Osaka, L3Harris provides industry-leading geospatial image analysis and data visualization software. The ENVI, IDL and SARscape software delivers innovative geospatial intelligence solutions that meets Japan’s expanding mission demands.
L3Harris microwave power modules are incorporated into multiple Japanese space programs and are key critical components for electronic protection programs. L3Harris also provides key power amplification to include coupled cavity traveling wave tubes for critical JSDF missile, air and shipborne defense programs.
L3Harris has long-term relationships with multiple Japanese airlines and has sold many full flight simulators and support programs. In addition, L3Harris provides technical data, support services and associated simulator hardware for the Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) and other government organizations. Simulation platforms include the C-130H Hercules, UH-60J Blackhawk, P-3C Orion as well as the TC-90 King Air and Kawasaki T-4 training aircraft.
SOLUTIONS FOR JAPAN
- Space-based Concepts
- Space Situational Awareness
- Satellite-based Weather and Environmental Sensors
- Battlefield Networking
- Common Data Link
- ISR Systems
- Electronic Warfare
- Pilot Training
- Full Range of Maritime Systems
- Maritime Patrol Aircraft
- Maritime Cyber Security
- Autonomous Vessel Surface and Subsurface Technologies