Japan says North Korea missile launch issue of false positives system due to human error
4 on 5, South Korea, North Korea fired people watch the television coverage of events. Xinhua News Agency/Agence France
BEIJING, May 14 – the North Korean long-range ballistic missile, the Japanese Kyodo News 14, a Japanese Defense Ministry was informed on April 4 launch of the report false positives. Report concluded that false positives due to internal Ministry of Defense Self-Defense Forces “human error” caused, and that the chief of staff, including the integration (equivalent to chief of staff), including validation deficiencies. To prevent a similar situation from happening again, the report considers it necessary to thoroughly verify the information the U.S. early warning satellites, and the relevant agencies need to implement periodic training exercises.
launch false information from the defense ministry by the Prime Minister’s official residence and the news spread to the local government units. To prevent recurrence of such situation, the report also clearly written, should be unified to use special language to convey information, and by the Defense Ministry by telephone contact to the residence.
reportedly recorded at 12:16 on April 4 before and after, in Tokyo’s Fuchu Air Self Defense Force base air defense command headquarters to the Air Corps sent “urgent message”, which means one thousand Xu Ye County city of ballistic missile radar to monitor the flight path.
responsible officials will misuse the news as the U.S. early warning satellites detect the flight path and command internal report, “noticed SEW into the” so other responsible officials will notice this error message Ministry of Defense Central Command Post.
affected, the central command post within the Board (civilian) unilateral high-level sound transmission through the sound monitor to the Ministry of Defense liaison officer in residence to convey the “launch” the message. False information after they issued to the unified local government and relevant departments.
report also identifies, in less than a minute after that around 12:17, the U.S. central command post responsible for receiving early warning satellite information terminal equipment does not confirm the missile launch. Chiba also lost control radar target, proves that the message apparently false positives.
this end, the integration of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces chief of staff of wood off a good one also worked in the Defense Ministry press conference on internal apologized for mistakes caused by false positives. Wood off, said: “Because the work of errors caused so much trouble to people, very sorry.”