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PAC-3 batteries deployed in Chugoku, Shikoku

  • August 13, 2017
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All Sunday papers reported that the Defense Ministry on Saturday deployed PAC-3 missile interceptors at SDF bases in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions, including Camp Izumo in Shimane Prefecture in order to shoot down DPRK missiles in the event that they fall in these areas on the way to Guam. An MSDF Aegis destroyer equipped with SM-3 anti-missile batteries has also been deployed in the Sea of Japan in preparation for a possible missile launch by Pyongyang. Prime Minister Abe said on Saturday that his administration will do everything it can to defend the Japanese people.

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