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Japan to deploy permanent missile interceptors at defense ministry

05-19-2013 09:28 BJT

Kyodo news says the Japanese defense ministry is considering permanently deploying Patriot surface-to-air missile interceptors at its Tokyo headquarters.

The announcement came a day before the DPRK launched three short-range missiles. The Japanese government sources revealed that it aims to strengthen the defense system in the capital. Last month, Japan said it was deploying Patriot missile interceptors around Tokyo as a precaution against the DPRK’s nuclear threats. Other key military bases on the Japanese mainland are also taking similar precautionary measures.

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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