Patriots set up in Osaka park for drill

Oct 10, 2013

Patriots set up in Osaka park for drill

The Defense Ministry carried out a ballistic missile interceptor drill Wednesday night at Expo Park in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, the third such exercise in a public space and the first in western Japan. The drill, which was open to the press, involved the Air ...

Patriot units to be deployed in Okinawa permanently

Apr 13, 2013

Patriot units to be deployed in Okinawa permanently

The government said Friday it will permanently deploy Patriot antimissile batteries in Okinawa amid repeated threats by North Korea to launch missiles that could strike anywhere in Japan. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said the Self-Defense Forces will locate Patriot Advanced Capability-3 batteries at its ...