Japan took the opportunity to deliberately exaggerate the threat of North Korean missiles to enhance the military (Photos)
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“World News” special correspondent/Guo Xuan
7 4, Americans celebrate Independence Day on the occasion of North Korea continuous fired seven missiles. Americans in this low-key, but the Japanese are nervous, Japanese media said this is a great threat to Japan. North Korea test-fired missiles against a row, Japan’s defense ministry is also worried about whether the existing defense system vulnerabilities, 5 claimed to then build more targeted third-grade missile defense system.
Analysts pointed out that due to the large-scale North Korean missile launch, the United States and South Korea considerable restraint, therefore, a tit for tat type of missiles in battle staged between the DPRK and Japan.
said Tuesday North Korea ‘Scud’ threat to big
According to Japan, “Nikkei” and other media reported that North Korea recently test-fired seven missiles, one after another, including an extended range through the new “Scud” missiles, the range extended to 1,000 kilometers and hit increased substantially, posing a serious threat to Japan.
In addition, North Korea test-fired seven missiles, estimated to cost $ 43 million this year, a series of missile launches and nuclear test activities, while total expenditure reached $ 700 million.
Japanese media also pointed out that North Korea fired seven missiles, including three new range of 1,000 km, “Scud-ER” (extended range type) missile. It is understood that the “Scud-ER” missile range of 500 km than the “Scud-C” to increase the range of missiles, and improved accuracy. As for the rest of the missile was test-fired two “Scud-C” and two “Nodong” missile. “Nodong” missile is a medium-range missile with a range of up to 1,300 kilometers.
for Japan, “North Korean missile threat”, the DPRK “Rodong Sinmun” 7 comment on the article to refute the “North Korean missile threat to Japan,” saying that the DPRK has never been to Japan constitute the so-called ” military threat “, the Japanese claimed that the Korean” threat “totally false.
commentary said, Korean people do not want the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, tensions, do not want a military conflict. Japan recently revised “National Defense Program Outline,” it trumpets the DPRK’s “threat” and vowing to take measures to deal with, in fact, exposed to the Japanese “invasion of North Korea’s deep-rooted ambition.”
expanded missile defense network
radio frequency as North Korea’s recent missile, Japan’s defense ministry announced plans to present two missile defense system, based on the build blocking a wider range of third-class guided-missile defense system. According to Japan’s “Daily News” reported on the 5th, Japan plans to introduce a new system called “Theater High Altitude Area Defense system.” Defense will position it as the “standard -3″ (SM-3) and the “Patriot -3″ (PAC-3) interceptor missiles to supplement the “third (interceptor) missiles,” and intends to be reflected in the at the end of the introduction of the new “National Defense Program Outline” at home. Japan’s missile defense system for the two block system: high-altitude “Standard 3″ and low-altitude missile system “Patriot” missile system.
In fact, many times previously for the North Korean missile test, Japan has very annoyed, and a strong reaction. March 27, the Japanese military had threatened to use existing anti-missile means, the DPRK test-fired a missile intercept. Concrete block approach is: first to use sea-based interceptor missile is equipped with (SM3) “King Kong” and “Sea Bird” number two Aegis destroyers to the Sea of ??Japan and the Pacific as a defense system that is 100 km above an altitude of intercept missiles of North Korea; after the mobilization of land-based “Patriot 3″ surface to air missile units to act as second-class defense system, intercepting low-flying missiles.
However, since the “Patriot 3″ missile’s range is only 20 kilometers, defense and only 20 km radius, it must obtain prior information and the enemy launch site in order to move to intercept role. Although Japan will be 2010 in the capital region, central region and the Kinki region, a total of 11 deployment of the “Patriot” system, it is difficult to cover all of Japan.
military experts pointed out that the Defense Ministry plans to introduce a new system of defense for the “Patriot” 10 times, you can deploy 3-4 basic cover all of Japan can deal with the “standard 3 “missile can intercept ballistic missiles of LEO.
system is no match for the new North Korean missile
Although Japan high-profile publicity, “Theater High Altitude Defense System” capability, but military experts believe that, even without considering Japan’s military expansion program can get a license, even if access to the system in Japan, the Japanese it is difficult to stop North Korean missile. Because of the missile to intercept the most effective time to be in the initial stage of the missile’s flight, which requires not only infinitely close to the opponent’s launch position, but also requires a strong intelligence gathering and missile control security system. These terms for the Japanese Self-Defense Forces are insurmountable difficulties. United States based on a variety of reasons it will not let Japan have a very strong all-round protection of intelligence gathering and missile control systems.
In fact, many Japanese officials to intercept North Korean missiles have been on very pessimistic. As early as March 23 this year, a Japanese official said Japan would be difficult to intercept North Korean missiles, then Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone agreed. He said: “From the fact is difficult in Japan have not previously done so. What form it flew, how flying, flying everywhere, these we do not know.”
missile toward Japan in exaggerating the threat it
analysts believe that in the Asia Pacific region’s complex international political context North Korea officials have repeatedly said that the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia military conflict or even tension there, not in North Korea’s national interests. Therefore, North Korea selected the sensitive timing of the U.S. Independence Day frequent missile tests can only be interpreted as intended to attract the international community’s concern on the Korean nuclear issue, and accordingly in the international community more voice and real material interests.
Therefore, after completion of missile tests, North Korean official said publicly that it has never constituted the so-called Japan’s “military threat” should have its objective basis.
and Japan on North Korea’s missile tests often make exaggerated overreact, apparently intended to take the opportunity to exaggerate the threat of missiles from North Korea to achieve its purpose of relaxation of the SDF’s military development, but also an attempt to accordingly Asia-Pacific countries to enhance the transfer of Japanese military’s attention and vigilance. (Guo Xuan)