Sunday, January 31, 2016

Japan Sets Up Anti-Air Missiles In Tokyo. Military Has Been Ordered To Destroy North Korean Missile If Launched

Units of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles stand at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo January 29, 2016. © Kyodo / Reuters

RT: Japan sets up anti-air missiles in Tokyo to boost defense against N. Korea

Japan says it has deployed two Patriot missile interceptors in Tokyo to counter North Korea’s activity. The deployment comes amid reports that Pyongyang is preparing for a space rocket launch.

Two ground-to-air Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) launchers were installed near the Defense Ministry’s headquarters on Saturday morning, according to the Japan News website. The Ministry said they had been set up as a safeguard in case it became necessary to shoot down a North Korean missile or any debris that might fall from one onto Japanese territory.

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More News On Japan Preparing For A North Korean Missile Launch

Japan orders military to prepare to destroy N. Korea missile: reports -- AFP
Japan orders military to be ready to destroy North Korean missiles aimed at it -- IBTimes
Japan orders military to destroy N Korean missile -- Press TV
Japanese Aegis ship leaves on likely mission to monitor possible North Korean missile launch -- Japan Times

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