United States determined to deploy new anti-missile radar in Japan to deal with North Korea does not China
AN/TPY-2 long-range early warning radar
U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta announced yesterday in Tokyo, Japan, the United States will be deployed in Japan the second roadbed X-band early warning radar is used to protect against ballistic missile. Panetta claimed that the move is designed to counter the North Korean threat, and stressed that this deployment is not aimed at China.
a joint team of the United States and Japan will immediately start for the radar site. Some U.S. officials said they hope the radar deployed in southern Japan, but not in Okinawa Prefecture. American the existing military deployment in Okinawa controversial. The Wall Street Journal last month quoted the words of some U.S. officials reported that once the two sides reach an agreement, the radar may be a few months deployed.
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Panetta yesterday met with Japanese Defense Minister Morimoto sensitive, they subsequently announced in the joint press conference the news. The official name of this ground-based X-band radar AN/TPY-2. The United States in 2006 in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan, to deploy a AN/TPY-2 type X-band radar.
U.S. media quoted U.S. officials then reported that U.S. cruisers and destroyers equipped with the same type of radar to perform missile defense missions in the Pacific. Second land-based missile early warning radar deployed in Japan, these warships will be more room for maneuver, cruising to distant waters, and expand the range of radar detection. In addition to missile defense, radar can accurately track the activities of vessels, and U.S. allies in the region in particular, need such a performance.
is worth noting that Panetta announced that the United States will increase the number of X-band radar, with particular emphasis on the system during a subsequent visit to China, he will discuss with Chinese leaders to “guarantee” so only in order to protect the United States and the Asia-Pacific region from the North Korean missile threat. Panetta said, “The missile threat from North Korea is a major concern in the region, this is not a secret we have these concerns very clearly tell the Chinese side, we also clearly that we will take measures to protect the United States and its allies from this threat. “
the U.S. Department of Defense officials have also repeatedly stressed that the radar system’s goal is not China, despite China’s ballistic missiles than North Korea’s more advanced, and has a possible interference The technology of the U.S. missile defense system. However, some U.S. officials have pointed out in the past, and can also be used to track China’s missile defense deployment against the North Korean missile. With the ground-based radar, the U.S. Navy will be able to free hand, ship-borne radar re-deployed to other regional hotspots.
In fact, the U.S. Pacific Command and the Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency has been in Southeast Asia for the third X-band radar site, intends to establish an arc radar network, enabling a more accurate tracking of ballistic missiles . Some Navy officials say the Navy has a plan, and intends to 2018 warships with anti-ballistic missile capability from this stage 26 to 36, 60% may be deployed in the Asia-Pacific region.
day you want the United States more reconnaissance aircraft
Panetta yesterday also met with Japanese Foreign Minister Genba Koichiro, to discuss the U.S. military in Japan deploy “Osprey” type tiltrotor aircraft.
12 aircraft, “Osprey arrived in Japan in July, according to the plan, these aircraft will be deployed to the Futenma Air Station in Okinawa Prefecture. The United States going to let these aircraft have the full capacity to act in October. However, this type of aircraft is poor security and two crash occurred in the beginning of the year, the Japanese public and the local government strongly opposed to their presence.
Japan and the U.S. are negotiating, “Osprey” to ensure the safety of flight. Genba Koichiro, said at a press conference yesterday, the working-level talks made “significant progress”, he agreed with Panetta, the negotiation process should be expedited.
In addition, Japan’s defense minister, Morimoto Min said yesterday that Japan and the United States is “deepen” cooperation in surveillance and reconnaissance. “Washington Post” interpretation of his remarks hinted that Japan hopes to get the type of US-made Global Hawk unmanned aircraft or other models.Share: