Japan Is Setting Missile Defense System After N. Korea Warned About Satellite Launch
Japan activated its missile defenses and threatened to shoot down any missile that threatened its territory after North Korea said it would launch a satellite between May 31 and June 11.
North Korea is a country with Nuclear powers. Officially they declared the first military spy satellite has been completed. And Kim Jong Un has approved it.
After North Korea informed the Japanese coast guard of the planned launch, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said at a regular briefing, “The government recognizes that there is a possibility that the satellite will pass through our country’s border.”
According to a directive from the Japanese Defence Ministry, Japan sent a destroyer with Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors capable of hitting targets to the East China Sea in April in response to a North Korean space launch in 2016. space and delivered PAC-3 missiles to the Okinawan islands, land-based weapons used to attack warships near the surface.
According to a spokesman for the defense ministry, Japan anticipates North Korea will launch its satellite over the western island chain, as it did in 2016.
State-run media in North Korea has criticized rivals South Korea, the United States, and Japan for wanting to share real-time information on its missile launches, saying the three were talking about “bad measures” to increase military cooperation.
According to analysts, the satellite is a component of a program for surveillance technology that includes drones to increase its capacity to strike targets during a conflict.
Kim visited a military satellite facility in May, according to the North’s KCNA ST news agency.
In recent months, North Korea has tested various weapons, including a new solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile.
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The launch of a missile by North Korea, according to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, was a grave infraction of UN Security Council resolutions denouncing its nuclear and missile activities.
His office tweeted, “We strongly urge North Korea to refrain from launching,” adding that it would work with South Korea, a US ally, and other nations to gather and analyze any missile’s data.