Thursday, December 06, 2012

Japan deploys Patriot missiles to combat North Korean rocket threat

The Japanese Navy has delivered surface-to-air missile systems in order to battle a perceived threat arising from the planned North Korean rocket launch, Kyodo news announced.

­Two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 batteries have arrived to the island of Ishigaki, some 400 kilometers southwest of Okinawa, on board the JDS Kunisaki. Patriots will also be deployed on Okinawa.
Japan's armed forces have been placed on standby ahead of the planned North Korean missile launch.

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