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Mobile radar to be set up on remote islet in Okinawa to monitor PLA activities in Pacific

  • March 7, 2022
  • , Sankei
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Monday’s Sankei front-paged a Defense Ministry plan to establish a mobile early warning radar on the island of Kitadaito, Okinawa, to quickly detect foreign aircraft approaching Japanese airspace. The ministry is eager to set up radar platforms to cover the airspace over the waters between the main island of Okinawa and the Ogasawara Islands where Chinese military ships and aircraft have stepped up their operations lately. As the municipal assembly of the remote isle has adopted a motion calling for the deployment of SDF troops, the ministry is reportedly hopeful that the installation of a mobile radar platform there will help it collect more detailed intelligence on PLA operations in the Pacific.

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