Japan plans to deploy the first land-based anti-missile interceptors in Okinawa missile (Figure)
Data Figure: Japan Self-Defense Force Patriot II anti-aircraft missile sites
Global Network reporter Wang Huan reported that Japan’s defense ministry in order to strengthen Japan’s Self-Defense Force’s missile defense capabilities, has decided to years Japan’s Missile Defense Command transferred to the U.S. Yokota base in Japan. January 6, Japanese media have reported that the Japanese Defense Ministry also plans for the first time in Okinawa, with a land-based anti-missile missiles, ballistic missile defense to further strengthen.
Japan’s NHK television reported on January 6, Japan’s missile defense system is mainly by the distance of two parts, a remote defense mainly by the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s “Aegis” ships in the outer layer of the middle block , mainly for long-range short-range defense system “slipping through the net” in-ground missiles to intercept the last paragraph. Japan’s defense ministry in the new “National Defense Program Outline” of the “enhanced gesture” has been associated regulations.
reported that Japan’s defense as an “important part” of the original base at Tokyo Fuchu, Japan Air Self-Defense Corps Command Missile Defense Command, will begin in March this year to U.S. military Yokota base transfer of the relevant work plan this year. This “transfer” to take full advantage of the U.S. military early warning satellites to detect missile launches, better access to missile launch information to for the “unexpected” to take “rapid response.”
The report also said to strengthen the “engaged” efforts, the Japanese Ministry of Defense plans to spend April 20 billion yen (about $ 250 million), the newly acquired ground-based interceptor missile defense system “Patriot” (PAC-3), and plans for the first time in the areas of deployment in Okinawa, Japan. In addition, the Japan Defense Ministry also plans to Hokkaido, Japan and Northeast regions, ground-based interceptor missile defense system and the related deployment, but because of limited range, on the specific deployment locations defense ministry will further research.