Meifang Zhang said the missile defense system in Hawaii, the North Korean missile defense
United States military sea-based missile defense radar
BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) South Korean media sources, for North Korea may launch long-range missiles, the United States will deploy its missile defense system to Hawaii.
Yonhap reported that U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on 18 receptions in the reporter made the above remarks. He said: “This is to resist the North Korean missile launch, and measures for the defense of U.S. territory.”
He specifically pointed out: “I have ordered the deployment of highly defensive system in Hawaii (THAAD) missile. And X-band radar at sea (SBX) moved to Hawaii, to provide assistance. “
It is understood, THAAD missile defense system into the atmosphere for enemy missiles to destroy the missiles. U.S. to have a mobile launch facilities. From 2005 to deploy the SBX, is the most sophisticated equipment to track ballistic missiles, can be identified from the 4800 km outside the small baseball field baseball. With this equipment, you can identify the missile warhead, induction units, and debris.
reported that the missile test in April this year, the United States is still not deployed in Hawaii SBX. The forward deployment to Hawaii, be construed as, be careful response from North Korea’s missile launches.
report also said that Gates recalls the press conference the day he visited a missile defense system in Alaska Putnam Ge Lili base. He said: “The use of missiles destroyed the missile defense system, but also ready to launch in the situation.”
He added: “We are closely associated with the North Korean missile launch status, and it concerns them to the U.S. Western launch, the possibility of shooting in Hawaii. “” to protect U.S. territory, we have to make the necessary measures from all the circumstances, we have the upper hand. “
after Japanese media reported that North Korea may be the direction of Hawaii in early July to launch long-range ballistic missiles. Reported that North Korea may launch from its base in the northwestern East Wharf launch a range of 4000 miles (6,500 km) Taepodong-2 missile.
but the Japanese Defense Ministry spokesman refused to comment on this story, South Korean Defense Ministry and intelligence agencies that is not yet confirmed.