Japan will permanently install Patriot PAC-3 air defence missile system Tokyo headquarters 1905132
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|Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:16 AM|
|Japan will permanently install Patriot PAC-3 air defence missile system at its Tokyo headquarters.|
Kyodo news says the Japanese defense ministry is considering permanently deploying Patriot surface-to-air defense missile interceptors at its Tokyo headquarters. The announcement came a day before the DPRK launched three short-range missiles.
A Japanese soldier stands guard before Japan's Air Self-Defense Forces' Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) guided-missile units at the Defense Ministry headquarters in central Tokyo, Japan.
The Japanese government sources revealed that it aims to strengthen the defense system in the capital. Last month, Japan said it was deploying Patriot missile interceptors around Tokyo as a precaution against the DPRK’s nuclear threats. Other key military bases on the Japanese mainland are also taking similar precautionary measures.