19 April 2013
Japan Ships Antimissile Gear in Reaction to North Korean Threats
Global Security Newswire


Japan on Thursday wrapped up a missile interceptor shipment to a far southern island under deployment plans accelerated in response to threats of attack from North Korea, Kyodo News reported.

The Patriot Advanced Capability 3 interceptors reached Okinawa by boat in route to Air Self-Defense Force facilities in the cities of Naha and Nanjo. Tokyo previously planned to begin steadily fielding the arms no later than fiscal 2014.

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