Tokyo: The Ministry of Defense of Japan announced that the country will deploy new anti-missile systems in connection with the ballistic threat from North Korea.
"Such a solution has been introduced in order to cope with the continuous launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea. After the last events, the improvement of the defense capacity was obvious," 47news reported.
The decision to deploy a new anti-missile system was introduced ahead of schedule and added to the budget plan.
On Wednesday, August 16, two US B-1B strategic bombers and two Japanese F15 fighters conducted joint exercises over the sea to the southeast of the Korean peninsula. The maneuvers pass a few days after North Korea's threats to launch a rocket to Guam.