Second Missile Defense Radar Deployed to Japan

The U.S. Department of Defense and Japanese Ministry of Defense announced
today the deployment of a second Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance
(AN/TPY-2) radar in Japan to Kyogamisaki to enhance sensor coverage for ballistic missile defense of Japan and the U.S. homeland. The Kyogamisaki Communications Site (KCS) radar will augment an existing radar located at Shariki in northern Japan.

With the assistance of the Japanese Ministry of Defense, the U.S. Department of Defense fielded and tested the radar and constructed the facility in Japan. The radar has now been delivered for use by the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Northern Command.

The AN/TPY-2 radar is a transportable system that performs as a highly-capable sensor for both homeland and regional missile defense. Other AN/TPY-2 forward-based radars are located in Turkey and the Middle East.

Release No: NR-630-14
December 26, 2014

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