U.S. has sent second missile radar AN/TPY-2 to Japan to boost protection against North Korea 2712142

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Saturday, December 27, 2014 10:32 AM
 
U.S. has sent second missile radar AN/TPY-2 to Japan to boost protection against North Korea.
The United States has sent a second missile radar system AN/TPY-2 to Japan as part of a strategy to boost its allies’ defense capabilities against a belligerent North Korea, the Pentagon said. The Pentagon, in cooperation with the Japanese Ministry of Defense, tested and constructed the AN/TPY-2 radar, which has been delivered for use by the US Pacific Command and US Northern Command.
     
The United States has sent a second missile radar system AN/TPY-2 to Japan as part of a strategy to boost its allies’ defense capabilities against a belligerent North Korea, the Pentagon said. The Pentagon, in cooperation with the Japanese Ministry of Defense, tested and constructed the AN/TPY-2 radar, which has been delivered for use by the US Pacific Command and US Northern Command.
Raytheon designed and built the AN/TPY-2 radar for the Ballistic Missile Defense System and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system drawing on extensive sensor knowledge from its X-Band “Family of Radars.”

     

The US Department of Defense and Japanese Ministry of Defense announced Friday the deployment of the new Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance system (AN/TPY-2) in Japan.

The radar system aims to "enhance sensor coverage for ballistic missile defense of Japan and the US homeland," the Pentagon said in a statement, AFP reports.

Joints Chief of Staff vice-chairman James Winnefeld said earlier this year that the US was focused on “developing regional ballistic missile defense systems" that would "result in better performance than individual countries acting alone."

He acknowledged that development of joint missile systems in the Pacific region was a “very politically sensitive topic” for US allies, but insisted that “progress in this area would only increase our confidence in the face of persistent North Korean provocations."

 

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