27 Dec '14, 2am

U.S. Bolsters Missile-Defense Presence in Japan

U.S. Bolsters Missile-Defense Presence in Japan

U.S. Bolsters Missile-Defense Presence in Japan By Brendan McGarry Friday, December 26th, 2014 9:58 pm Posted in International The U.S. is bolstering its ability to intercept ballistic missiles fired from North Korea with the deployment of another missile-defense radar in central Japan. In a joint announcement on Friday, the U.S. and Japanese governments said a second so-called Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance system, or AN/TPY-2, made by Raytheon Co. has been installed on the island nation. The announcement follows discussions last year between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe involving deployment of the technology that drew opposition from China. The mobile unit is based in Kyogamisaki in the central part of the country, complementing an existing system already located Shariki in northern Japan. The Kyogamisaki site is believed to be ideal f...

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