Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Japanese army deploys Patriot air defence missile near area of North Korea satellite's trajectory

The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force’s transport ship ’Kunisaki’ left the port of Hiroshima carrying Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile interceptors. Officials said the ship was headed to Okinawa which is near the area of the satellite’s trajectory.
A unit of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles is loaded onto Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (MSDF) transport vessel Osumi at an MSDF base in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo December 3, 2012.

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