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PAC-3 Missile Defense Ready For N. Korean Launch

April 05 2012


The Japanese military says it has completed the deployment of its ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) interceptors in Okinawa ahead of North Korea's planned rocket launch this month, Kyodo News reports.

As of Thursday, interceptors were deployed to four locations: Ishigaki island, Naha, Miyako and Nanjo, said defense officials.

PAC-3 interceptors will also be deployed to the Tokyo area, namely Ichigaya, Narashino and Asaka, said officials.


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