Japan improves efficiency of its missile defense control systems

05.12.2017, Japan.

Japan will enhance its security by improving enemy missile detection and missile defense management systems, the Japanese Defense Ministry decided, TASS reports citing Nikkei newspaper on December 5.

As a result of the missile tests by the DPRK, when the missiles were approaching the target along a curved trajectory with a high speed, it became clear that the existing Japanese missile defense system might not be able to destroy the enemy’s missile on time.

“It is possible that the current system will not be able to make calculations and intercept the missile,” the Japanese Defense Ministry reports.

Plans were also made to improve the missile defense system, which would be better at hitting submarine-launched as well as ground-launched targets. At the same time, the system will be able to track several missiles. To that end, by 2022 Japan will spend approximately 92.8 million US dollars.

Improved enemy missile detection system and missile defense control is only a small step in the scheduled missile defense system enhancement of the country; in addition, Japan plans to deploy such systems not only on the ground but on ships as well.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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