In the West of Japan deployed missile defense system, said on Saturday, August 12, broadcasting company NHK.
It is noted that the move followed the threat of North Korea to strike the Pacific island of GUAM where the us has military bases Andersen and APRA Harbor.
NHK recalls that, under the statement of Pyongyang, in this case, a ballistic missile will fly over the Japanese prefectures of Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi, and then fall into the water near GUAM.
“On Saturday in these three prefectures, and also in the surrounding Prefecture Ehime Prefecture came units of the air defense of Japan, who are responsible for deploying [the us anti-missile complex Patriot] PAC-3”, — stated in the message.
In addition, Maritime self-defense force of Japan sent to the Japan sea the ship is equipped with advanced radar system Aegis (“aegis”), for tracking ballistic missiles.
In recent years the United States and the DPRK exchanged harsh words with threats. One of them was the promise of North Korea to be completed by mid-August work plan the launch of rockets in the direction of GUAM to demonstrate the possibility of a preemptive strike on military targets of the United States. Japan, in turn, warned that it is ready to intercept North Korean missiles launched in the direction of GUAM.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula remains extremely tense on the background of the development of Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. Because of the recent missile tests the UN Security Council has imposed against Pyongyang with new sanctions.