Japan worried about the US refusal to transfer the radar to protect from North Korea, media reported

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in hotbangalore on the Bank of the Chuo district in Tokyo. Archival photoJapan worried about the US refusal to transfer the radar to protect from North Korea, media reported© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The Japanese authorities are concerned that the United States refused to convey a powerful radar such a decision, according to Tokyo, can make us missile defense system less capable to counter the threat from North Korea, Reuters reported, citing three sources.

According to the Agency, Japan wants to 2023 to a land-based version of the American system «aegis» (Aegis).

According to the Agency, sources familiar with the situation, without a new powerful radar, known as Spy-6, Japan will have to use existing radar technologies that have a shorter range than the missile system of new generation. This may mean that despite sufficient opportunity of intercepting missiles, radar equipment, may not be able to detect a threat in the far distance.

«There is no guarantee that Japan will receive (radar ed.),» — said one of the sources of the Agency. Another source noted that the U.S. Navy support the idea of giving Tokyo a new radar, however, against maybe the American Agency for missile defense. Representatives of this Department were afraid to give the advanced technology of Japan, until they appear on arms from the United States. According to the source, the first U.S. warship equipped with a radar Spy-6 to launch no earlier than 2022.

Currently, ABOUT Japan secured the ships with the American system «aegis» (Aegis), armed with missiles natmosphere intercept SM-3, and also in this country there is the installation of PAC-3 (the»patriot-3″) to engage missiles within the atmosphere. However, with the development of missile technology to the DPRK, Japan is considering the option of placing ground-based variant of the system «aegis» and the latest us anti-missile systems THAAD with more than the PAC-3, the height of the intercept.

The Agency reports that Japan plans to build two batteries of ground-based missile defense systems «aegis-Ashore» valued at $ 700 million, excluding missiles.

Japan worried about the US refusal to transfer the radar to protect from North Korea, media reported© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotobanka can fly rockets to the DPRK

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