- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
Japan Deploys Patriot Missiles Ahead of N.Korea Launch
Posted By yihan On December 5, 2012 @ 12:01 pm In World News | Comments Disabled
RIA Novosti 
December 5, 2012
A Japanese naval transport ship has delivered Patriot missile interceptor systems  to the southern island of Ishigaki to counter any threat posed by North Korea’s planned space launch, Kyodo reported.
The JDS Kunisaki delivered two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 systems to Ishigaki, which is located about 400 kilometers southwest of Okinawa. Patriots will also be deployed on Okinawa.
North Korea’s KCNA news agency reported last week that a Kwangmyongsong-3 Earth observation satellite will be launched by an Unha-3 carrier rocket from the Sohae Space Center between December 10 and 22.
The Japanese military maintains that its air defense capabilities are being readied not to shoot down the Korean rocket, but to destroy any spacecraft elements or debris that might threaten Japanese territory if the rocket deviates from its planned trajectory.
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported earlier on Wednesday that North Korea completed pre-launch assembly of all three stages of the long-range rocket.
Full story here. 
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-deploys-patriot-missiles-ahead-of-n-korea-launch.html
URLs in this post:
 RIA Novosti: http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20121205/177934866.html
 Patriot missile interceptor systems: http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20100604/159303114.html
 US deploys warships as North Korea prepares to launch missile: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-deploys-warships-as-north-korea-prepares-to-launch-missile.html
 Vehicles confirmed near N.Korea launch pad: http://www.prisonplanet.com/vehicles-confirmed-near-n-korea-launch-pad.html
 Japan deploys missile defenses in Tokyo amid North Korea concerns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-deploys-missile-defenses-in-tokyo-amid-north-korea-concerns.html
 The Hunt For Red Pyongyang: South Korea On Alert For Naval Attack After “Losing” 4 North Korean Subs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-hunt-for-red-pyongyang-south-korea-on-alert-for-naval-attack-after-losing-4-north-korean-subs.html
 North Korean Rocket Still On Launch Pad: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korean-rocket-still-on-launch-pad.html
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.