U.S. X-band radar to be installed at ASDF base
Kyodo -- Feb 24

The Japanese and U.S. governments are considering installing an X-band radar system at an Air Self-Defense Force base in western Japan in a bid to build up the missile defense system to counter the North Korean missile threat, several sources close to bilateral relations said Saturday.

The Kyogamisaki sub base in Kyotango, located on the Sea of Japan coast, has been picked as the best place to deploy the large-scale U.S. radar unit as it is likely that a North Korean missile targeting Guam or Hawaii will fly over western or central parts of Japan.

X-band radar, capable of precisely tracking the trajectory of a ballistic missile, allows U.S. forces to launch intercept missiles from the ground and sea once a ballistic missile has been detected. Guam and Hawaii are strategically important strong-points for the U.S. military.

安倍首相とアメリカのオバマ大統領の会談で、日本への追加配備の方針で一致したアメリ­カ軍の「TPY-2レーダー」について、日米両政府が、京都府の沿岸部に配備する方針­を固めたことがわかった。
News source: Kyodo

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