Daily Mail: The golf war: US launches floating 'golf ball' secret weapon off the coast of North Korea which will direct rockets to shoot down Kim Jong-un's nuclear missiles
* Washington sent X-Band radar from Pearl Harbour to North Korea coast
* $900m vessel has similar structure to oil rig but with a huge radar on top
* The station is capable of directing rockets to intercept enemy missiles
* Comes weeks after North Korea celebrated its fifth nuclear missile test
The US has launched a secret weapon shaped like a floating 'golf ball' as part of moves to counter the nuclear threat from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
Washington sent the bizarre-looking X-Band radar (SBX) from Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to an undisclosed location off the coast of the secretive nation.
The 50,000-ton radar system, with a structure similar to an oil rig, is capable of detecting and then directing rockets to intercept missiles.
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