U.S. To Install Second Interceptor Missile Radar In Japan
Voice of Russia
February 26, 2013
US plans to deploy another radar in Japan
The USA plans to deploy another radar in Japan to keep an eye on missile launches, the Japanese NHK TV and radio company said Tuesday.
It says that a relevant agreement was reached last week at a meeting in Washington between Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama.
It is planned that this radar will be deployed on the Kyogamisaki Base of the Japanese self-defence forces on the coast of the Sea of Japan.
It is also planned that it will be able to locate and track down missiles launched by North Korea.
The first radar is already functioning in Aomori Prefecture in the northern part of Honshu Island.
Voice of Russia, Interfax
Xinhua News Agency
February 26, 2013
U.S. to deploy second X-band radar in Japan
TOKYO: Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said here Tuesday that Japan and the United States have decided to deploy the second X-band radar in Kyoto to cope with missile development of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Onodera told a press conference that the decision was made in recent Japan-U.S. leader talks and the deployment of such missile-tracing radar is to deal with DPRK’s missile development.
Japanese Self-Defense Forces’ Kyogamisaki base in Kyoto’s Kyotango city was considered the best place to install the radar.
However, local government said that if the central government could not relieve anxiety of local residents over the installation, it will not allow the radar to be deployed in the Kyogamisaki base.
The United States has deployed an X-band radar in north Aomori Prefecture and will tremendously improve the accuracy of the second one, said the defense minister.