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Japan has fully deployed a missile defense system, preparing to launch a North Korean satellite

17 Japan has completed the process of deploying a missile defense system in its southern prefecture of Okinawa, preparing for the upcoming launch next week of the DPRK carrier rocket, equipped with an artificial earth satellite. This was stated by the Ministry of Defense.

In total, according to ITAR-TASS, four Patriot PAC-3 anti-missile defense complexes are installed in the largest local city of Naha, at the military base in the city of Nanjo, as well as on the islands of Miyako and Ishigaki, which are located south-west of Okinawa. It is over them that the trajectory of the flight of the North Korean missile is supposed to pass.

In addition to the ground-based missile defense system, Japan will use three destroyers - Kirisima, Möko, and Chokai, equipped with the Aegis multi-purpose tracking and guidance system and SM-3 long-range anti-aircraft missiles. They will be deployed in the Sea of ​​Japan and East China.

SM-3 missiles are capable of knocking down a North Korean missile outside the atmosphere if it loses speed or deviates from the course.

Pyongyang announced that its launch will take place from 12 to 16 in April in honor of the 100 anniversary of the birth of North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung.

The first stage of the rocket disconnect over the Yellow Sea, and it will fall off the west coast of South Korea. Next, the rocket will fly over the Japanese islands, and its second stage should fall in the open sea to the east of the main Philippine island of Luzon.

Japanese Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka has already ordered the armed forces to shoot down a North Korean missile if she or her fragments pose a threat to the country's territory.

Patriot installations will be involved if ships miss. PAC-3 are designed to destroy the rocket or its fragments directly on the ground. Three similar Patriot complexes will also cover the Tokyo area.

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  1. alex21411
    alex21411 April 5 2012 10: 08
    They should not be afraid of the DPRK, but the United States, with their stupid policies ...
    1. Норд
      Норд April 5 2012 10: 25
      This hysteria flies into the good penny for the Japanese. The funny thing is that even if they knock down, no one can calculate the trajectory and the place where the debris fell. So why the hell to start this booth?
      The answer, apparently, is this - can’t wait to try the toy called PRO.
      1. Sergh
        Sergh April 5 2012 10: 36
        Yeah, yes, yes, yes, little Hiroshima, Fakusima didn’t have enough, which wasn’t the first time for them. Although in honor of the 100th anniversary, I would launch a hundred pieces, let them catch. And then they laughed, well done S. Koreans, do not let the yapes freeze.
      2. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov April 5 2012 10: 43
        Yes, they will not knock it down, this rocket has such a flight path that the Koreans themselves do not know where it will fly. The main thing is that our coastal defense did not pay in case of something.
        1. Igorboss16
          Igorboss16 April 5 2012 16: 02
          they probably didn’t put a missile defense there for the sake of Korean satellites because its flight speed is cosmic, and if it is knocked down after launch it will soon lead to armed clarification of relations
    2. Aleksey67
      Aleksey67 April 5 2012 13: 28
      DPRK has already made its answer

      DPRK leader orders to sink enemies at sea

      5 April 2012, 11: 39

      The head of the DPRK after the death of his father, Kim Jong-un, on the eve of the launch of the North Korean space satellite, gave the military order in case of provocations against Pyongyang "to drown the enemies in the sea"local media reported on Thursday.

      This statement, observers in South Korea note, is related to the condemnation by the world community of Pyongyang’s plans to launch an artificial Earth satellite, which contradicts the relevant UN Security Council resolutions prohibiting the DPRK from launching missiles using ballistic technologies, Interfax reports.

      According to the newspaper VZGLYAD, the launch of the satellite is scheduled for North Korea on April 12-16, 2012 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the DPRK, Kim Il Sung.

      On March 27, North Korea announced that it did not intend to abandon plans to launch a peaceful satellite in spite of the demands of other countries, and also called on US President Barack Obama to abandon the "installation on confrontation."

      Pyongyang claims that the DPRK has the right to use outer space for peaceful purposes, and the satellite that it intends to launch is meteorological.

      However, Japanese and South Korean experts believe that by launching a satellite, the DPRK is trying to disguise a ballistic missile test, as it was in 2009.

      Unfortunately, modern realities are such that everyone understands that the DPRK is testing its ballistic missile, but they cannot "prove" it. So there are "shamanic dances with a tambourine" and the missile defense is deployed. wink
    3. dmitrich
      dmitrich April 5 2012 18: 57
      I don’t understand the Japanese, their Americans are atomic bombs, and they are friends with them. I read somewhere, they teach in schools that they were bombed by Russians.
    4. Odinplys
      Odinplys April 6 2012 01: 35
      Yes ... the Japs have a short memory .... or so they rumored ... after Hiroshima ...
      And ... maybe then North Korea threw a bomb on them ...
  2. esaul
    esaul April 5 2012 10: 08
    The funny guys of the Japanese mother came up with a "funny" bogey to intimidate their people and now demonstrate to everyone (and especially to their compatriots) their fearlessness and combat readiness! Fun! fool
      DEMENTIY April 5 2012 10: 37
      Hello esaul.
      I can not agree with you. With nuclear weapons and rockets brought to mind, the North Korean regime is truly untouchable. Especially if the leadership has the will to use it, and this is no longer a horror story.
  3. YARY
    YARY April 5 2012 10: 13
    From the point of view of international law, Japan is the aggressor! Again!
    And from the point of view of our benefits, I would follow everything from this performance and calculate the work of this missile defense. For further extrapolation of the theater of war in Europe.
      DEMENTIY April 5 2012 10: 40
      Definitely +.
      It is a very real opportunity to study the parameters of the system.
      This is not a state handout to share some secret info about TTX PRO.
  4. bashkort
    bashkort April 5 2012 10: 23
    Damn, found themselves japa "enemy" - they have invaders wander around the country, and even henna!
  5. ekebastus
    ekebastus April 5 2012 10: 24
    Even if this missile defense worked, or they might pull the water ...
  6. Railways
    Railways April 5 2012 10: 49
    what a scream if the debris damages Japan and the satellite turns out to be "civilian."
  7. RUSmen
    RUSmen April 5 2012 11: 28
    No need for the Japanese to launch rockets, otherwise they will trianet again and begin: focusim, sunhuyvchayi, etc.
  8. dred
    dred April 5 2012 13: 22
    Well, damn it, the Japanese only give them povid.
  9. Pessimist
    Pessimist April 5 2012 17: 49
    Strange people, these Japanese! Though! It seems that the Koreans didn’t drop two atomic bombs on their heads at 45m, and not Koreans burnt Tokyo with the B-29x ... And in Tokyo more people died from fires (a wooden city) than from both atomic bombs ... What kind of peoples have a memory ... In the 1920s, Japan, the USA, England are still allies, and in the 1941s - get Pearl Harbor! And before that, Singapore!