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Japan launched the Patriot air defense system to protect Tokyo from the strike of the DPRK

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The Japanese government has ordered the deployment of several Patriot anti-missile systems to protect the capital from a possible strike by the DPRK. New batteries appeared on military bases near Okinawa. Meanwhile, intelligence from the DPRK remains scarce and does not allow us to speak with confidence about the possibility of new nuclear tests. weapons soon.


Two complex "Patriot" deployed in the complex of buildings of the Ministry of Defense of Japan in downtown Tokyo, according to The Japan Daily News. The government allowed the military to shoot down any missile that would be sent to the country.

Additional Patriot complexes arrived at military bases in the Okinawa archipelago. According to the Minister of Defense of Japan, Itsunori Onodera, "it seems logical to place missiles near these islands on a permanent basis."

The Japanese fleet is preparing for the DPRK strike: destroyers with the Aegis missile defense systems entered the sea. Another group of ships fleet with intelligence equipment on board is located on the border of the territorial waters of Japan and Korea. Their task is to inform Tokyo of the impending strike.

Japan is not the first time preparing to repel a possible attack of the DPRK. In 2009 and 2012, during the "space launches" of North Korea, Tokyo also deployed Patriot missile systems near important objects.

In both cases, Tokyo diplomats spoke of the ever-growing threat from North Korea. However, the Japanese did not have to use the American complexes in 2009 and 2012 - the missiles created by North Korean scientists fell into the ocean outside the territorial waters of Japan.

The leadership of the island nation has decided to protect the capital with rockets against the background of rumors about new tests of nuclear weapons at the test site in the northern part of the DPRK. 8 on April, a representative of the South Korean government told reporters that Pyongyang might be ready for new explosions as early as mid-April 2013. In the evening of the same day, the same government spokesman disavowed his message and stated that he was misunderstood.

The Americans and their allies do not yet have sufficient data on new explosions in the DPRK. This was told by one of the heads of the investigations unit of the American television channel Bloomberg, Richard Falkenrath.

“Our data on the North Korean program leaves much to be desired, they are simply terrible. This is one of the most problematic countries for American intelligence. We can predict the launch of the rocket using satellites, but we cannot say anything about the testing of atomic weapons, ”Falkenrath told live on Bloomberg after a conversation with unnamed representatives of the US special services 8 on April 2013.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 April 9 2013 12: 08 New
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    And so it turns out that "threatening" the states of Eun-3 "pours water into their mill." So you will not have time to look and look around as the "state" missile defense systems will merge into "regional", and then "into the world." It seems Russia’s time to "lead" this business ... bully
    1. ughhh
      ughhh April 9 2013 12: 22 New
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      It seems Russia’s time to "lead" this business ...

      So, Russia is leading this business, while the missile defense system is being built around it. In fact, the country is almost completely surrounded by these patriots. Hope only for nuclear-powered submarines. Surround America in response, only they will not even know where and how. Give more submarines!
      1. eagle11
        eagle11 April 9 2013 15: 42 New
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        Yeah, we have so many of them wherever they go, with their 14th Ohio.
      2. patsantre
        patsantre April 9 2013 19: 16 New
        +1
        Quote: ughhh
        In fact, the country is almost completely surrounded by these patriots.


        Patriots with ICBMs, especially ours, will not be able to do anything. They are not for us)
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 9 2013 12: 34 New
      +5
      Japanese authorities have consistently stated that they will hit a rocket if it flies over Japanese islands. But for the second time, neither Aegis nor Patriots helped, and a North Korean rocket successfully passed over the Japanese islands.
      1. Plowing
        Plowing April 9 2013 12: 36 New
        +2
        This is when it was?
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith April 9 2013 13: 43 New
          +1
          It was in the fall when the satellite was launched. Look on the Internet for the flight path.
          1. eagle11
            eagle11 April 9 2013 15: 58 New
            +1
            The whole thing, just in the trajectory, the air defense system does not cover space.
      2. Papakiko
        Papakiko April 9 2013 13: 30 New
        +5
        Quote: Lord of the Sith
        Japanese authorities consistently claim to hit a rocket

        But another thing touches:The Japanese government has ordered the deployment of several Patriot missile defense systems to protect the capital from a possible strike from the DPRK
        And in normal mode, they are in the warehouse or are fully deployed in the position area.
        Or "zyrte" what gizmos we buy for "defense" because of the red-tail.
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith April 9 2013 13: 46 New
          +1
          And it touches me: "Two Patriot complexes deployed on the territory of the complex of buildings of the Ministry of Defense of Japan in central Tokyo". I imagine that it would appear in the press that we deployed the S-300 near the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine or in your place in Russia. How much srach would they say they cover the capital, but what about the rest of the people?
          1. Vadivak
            Vadivak April 9 2013 14: 39 New
            +6
            Quote: Lord of the Sith
            How much srach would they say they cover the capital, but what about the rest of the people?


            And what really is life beyond the Moscow Ring Road?
            1. klimpopov
              klimpopov April 9 2013 14: 52 New
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              Well, for me "beyond the Moscow Ring Road" is just the center of the MSC. So here's how to look)))
          2. eagle11
            eagle11 April 9 2013 16: 00 New
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            Exactly, now everything is covered with us, especially Ufa, Krasnoyask, Ulyanovsk, Krasnodar!
          3. Genur
            Genur April 9 2013 18: 05 New
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            + ... Or in the country house of Serdyukov.
      3. Vadivak
        Vadivak April 9 2013 14: 27 New
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        Quote: Lord of the Sith
        Japanese authorities have consistently stated that they will hit a rocket if it flies over Japanese islands.


        It depends on how many complexes they have. One Patriot complex protects 150 sq km. For comparison, one S-300 PMU-1500 sq. km

        1. eagle11
          eagle11 April 9 2013 15: 56 New
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          This is the expanse! Considering that the PMU is a substation, the distant border of the affected area is 75 km (for aerodynamic targets), the total area of ​​the circle corresponds to ... But as we all know, the distant border of the MIM-104 Patriot is 80 km old. Or do you take advantage of the MIM-104 Patriot's ballistics capabilities, and the PMU's aerodynamics?
    3. GELEZNII_KAPUT
      GELEZNII_KAPUT April 9 2013 15: 06 New
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      Excuse me generously, but they certainly can intercept this Eunhu? And then someone was beating himself in the chest the other day that the "Iron Dome" of the ultra-modern HEZBOL missiles intercepts 40 thousand US rubles apiece, can we really better than every apartment in a bomb shelter? !!! bully
    4. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 April 10 2013 04: 06 New
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      oh well, Petriot has long created a bad reputation for himself. Pibo drank some pressure.
    5. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 April 10 2013 18: 13 New
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      And what? then again negotiations are s yy kuuuuuuu, WHAT should you blame yourself for? We are also good players in the market. They slow down because of us.
  2. domokl
    domokl April 9 2013 12: 10 New
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    Well, we’ll have to introduce a permanent BG ... These patriots are real and it’s all in our ass ... Our aircraft may be hit. Oh, and they are troubled in politics in the region ...
    1. eagle11
      eagle11 April 9 2013 16: 04 New
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      Respected! In fact, wax is always “permanent” in BG. And where they put Patriot, our aviation, you have to fly only if you strike at Yapiya
  3. Stiletto
    Stiletto April 9 2013 12: 27 New
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    I don’t know, I like Kim Jong-un in that part that the guy managed to scare so many hedgehogs with his bare ass. It’s less to groan about your own backwardness, to bargain harder with “partners” - you look, and they will listen - you really want to live ...
    1. Manager
      Manager April 9 2013 12: 33 New
      +6
      Quote: Stiletto
      I don’t know, I like Kim Jong-un

      Than? That provoked a situation in which there was a reason in the east to cover Russia with PETRIOTS? You did not think by chance that everything was planned like that? See always deeper.
      1. andrey777
        andrey777 April 9 2013 12: 56 New
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        Quote: Manager
        Than? That provoked a situation in which there was a reason in the east to cover Russia with PETRIOTS? You did not think by chance that everything was planned like that? See always deeper.

        At least everything starts to become clear, the amers like to do everything secretly, but here you have to lay out the trump cards on the table.
      2. Stiletto
        Stiletto April 9 2013 13: 55 New
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        Yes, and that too. The enemy needs to know in person. When I see the barrel aimed at me, I will shoot myself, and better - ahead of the curve. So honest than when two dozen bald on one and two dozen bearded on the other side surround you, cut off the retreat, but keep your hands in your pockets: "Hey, Russian, where's the pashol, eh? Come here, we’ll have to cook "...
        1. Manager
          Manager April 9 2013 13: 59 New
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          Quote: Stiletto
          Yes, and that too. The enemy needs to know in person. When I see the barrel aimed at me, I will shoot myself, and better - ahead of the curve. So honest than when two dozen bald on one and two dozen bearded on the other side surround you, cut off the retreat, but keep your hands in your pockets: "Hey, Russian, where's the pashol, eh? Come here, we’ll have to cook "...


          There are no rules in the war. There are winners and losers.
    2. opkozak
      opkozak April 9 2013 13: 50 New
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      Quote: Stiletto
      I don’t know, I like Kim Jong-un in that part that the guy managed to scare so many hedgehogs with his bare ass.


      Looks like?
    3. a52333
      a52333 April 9 2013 14: 15 New
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      This is 100%. You don’t understand who scared the entire Pacific region, the States did not even conduct tests, so as not to provoke.
  4. Citizen
    Citizen April 9 2013 12: 37 New
    +1
    so it is, but in fact, this is the only place where the American elements of missile defense are not directed (or at least not only) to Russia
  5. Manager
    Manager April 9 2013 12: 40 New
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    Oh, how does Amer and NATO, on the whole, act beautifully.
    1) Teased a mischievous little boy.
    2) He showed the teeth.
    3) In response to the teeth, they quite legally placed "PAtriots" covering Russia now from the east (at the beginning of the year, thanks to a similar situation, "PAtrots" appeared in Turkey).
    Now, I assure you, NATO’s lawmaking ceases, the patriots remain, the boy hides his teeth and, as a result, everyone is happy except for Russia. And in Russia there are also many cheers that patriots will praise Kim, they say what a daredevil! - Call Nato was not afraid to quit.
    Perfectly detailed plan. Now embodied in life!
    1. andrey777
      andrey777 April 9 2013 12: 59 New
      +2
      The sense of these patriots is when there are nuclear submarines with nuclear charges and the Dead Hand system
      1. Podojdi
        Podojdi April 9 2013 21: 50 New
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        If my memory serves me, the "bench" with the "Dead Hand" has long been covered. I hope to make a mistake. But somewhere there was definitely such an infa.
    2. Papakiko
      Papakiko April 9 2013 13: 21 New
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      Quote: Manager
      Perfectly detailed plan. Now embodied in life!

      For any not without "evil" act.
    3. djon3volta
      djon3volta April 9 2013 15: 14 New
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      Quote: Manager
      Perfectly detailed plan. Now embodied in life!

      well, the threat has always been against Russia. better tell me, when will the war be against Russia? after the victory of 1945, no one dared to fight against us, even having the United States having nuclear weapons in the early 50-60s did not dare .can be afraid, therefore, they can’t decide? After all, they (the United States, NATO) are well aware of the consequences of the first step against Russia. Therefore, they never take this step openly.
      1. Manager
        Manager April 9 2013 15: 22 New
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        Quote: djon3volta
        well, the threat has always been against Russia. better tell me, when will the war be against Russia? after the victory of 1945, no one dared to fight against us, even having the United States having nuclear weapons in the early 50-60s did not dare .can be afraid, therefore, they can’t decide? After all, they (the United States, NATO) are well aware of the consequences of the first step against Russia. Therefore, they never take this step openly.


        1) Everything when it happens for the first time.
        2) Once in a lifetime, an unloaded gun fires.
    4. zart_arn
      zart_arn April 9 2013 19: 10 New
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      I wonder how many Uk Inu Unu rolled back for this?
  6. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt April 9 2013 12: 56 New
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    The presence of the DPRK is a great way for the United States and its allied countries to legally legalize building up a missile defense belt in the region, to conduct sea and air maneuvers. If there weren’t DPRK, it would have to be invented.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak April 9 2013 14: 30 New
      +4
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      .If North Korea were not there, it would have to be invented.


      I agree, but after all, they’ll play it out, roll it into the plain. Even the Chinese are unhappy
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt April 9 2013 14: 42 New
        +1
        I just wanted to answer you above. If the North Koreans begin to prepare the launch of a missile with a really equipped poison head, then it will be destroyed even on the launch pad. Sadly, for the cause of the world revolution crying
      2. Manager
        Manager April 9 2013 17: 46 New
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        Quote: Vadivak
        I agree, but after all, they’ll play it out, roll it into the plain. Even the Chinese are unhappy

        "Even the Chinese"
        Vadim, given that this nuclear action can occur on the border of China and Russia near Vladivostok, I wondered why the hell are our kings silent?
        Either they are in the subject or they do not care. China I read somewhere not frail forces pulled to the border.
        And ours what? Declared combat readiness in the frontier units and all?
  7. INC_1254
    INC_1254 April 9 2013 12: 59 New
    +7
    A comrade near Ussuriysk serves, after the DPRK declared martial law, ours were immediately put on alert.
  8. Stiletto
    Stiletto April 9 2013 14: 14 New
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    Quote: Manager
    There are no rules in the war. There are winners and losers.

    I completely agree. And while the winners are not judged, and the vanquished - very much. For the defeated, the United States is almost always a “sentence”. Milosevic, Hussein, Gaddafi ...
    Either draw conclusions and take preventive measures, or replenish the list of "victims of democracy."
  9. serzhserzh86
    serzhserzh86 April 9 2013 14: 32 New
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    but I can’t understand why everyone is so afraid of patriots? since such an old air defense system, inferior in parameters to the S-300, not to mention the S-400. Is there really no measure of confrontation with her ???

    you must buy at least one of the Senkaku Islands from China, and place Russian air defense / missile defense there ...
  10. Alikovo
    Alikovo April 9 2013 14: 38 New
    +1
    probably afraid of the second Hiroshima from Nagasaki
  11. suysar
    suysar April 9 2013 16: 18 New
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    Kim Jong-un is not such a fool as it seems !!! he will receive his dividends with interest !!!
  12. suharev-52
    suharev-52 April 9 2013 17: 05 New
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    I do not share the groans that Russia is surrounded by missile defense systems. At this stage, no one is going to touch Russia. The world behind the scenes is quite satisfied with the current situation, when under the guise of independence of Russia there is a pumping of all resources from Russia in its interests. So we will continue to hang noodles on our ears so that people do not twitch. And the missile defense system is deployed in case "suddenly the people in Russia wake up and sweep away all this so carefully built superstructure." Sincerely.
  13. gregor6549
    gregor6549 April 10 2013 12: 19 New
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    In general, the reason for the deployment of additional missile defense systems near the borders of the two most probable opponents has been created. Then North Korea will get its "stew" and calm down for a while, and the missile defense systems will remain there, where they put it (maybe they’ll just cover it with a fig leaf so as not to embarrass the "peace-loving" but very warlike community and hereditary samurai). There is no other option to shoot down Poplars, etc., “flying machines” at the initial stage of the trajectory of the United States and its allies, and it is unlikely that such will appear in the foreseeable future. All other things (laser things, etc.) are no more so far than exotic.
    The United States, of course, does not want to fight with Russia and China (not really fools, God forgive me), but in which case we would like to have a trump card in my sleeve or a fig in my pocket. Without this, the United States does not, by definition, fight.
    1. Belo_biletnik
      Belo_biletnik April 10 2013 17: 02 New
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      It may be easier, because if the United States decided to deploy a missile defense position area in the Pacific Ocean, they would do so regardless of the cries of our politicians (as in Europe). I think the whole scandal has been started so that amers and Yapes can allocate more from the budget to the military commissariat.