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PAC-3 Protection for Olympic Games

PAC-3 Protection for Olympic Games November 6, 2019

According to Japanese media reports, Japan may deploy an upgraded version of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defence systems in the Tokyo metropolitan area before the Olympic Games in July 2020.

Patriot batteries will be deployed in Tokyo between April and July before the other regions; The ministry wants to equip the 1st Air Defence Missile Group with PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors to defend against possible threats such as ballistic missiles, drones and unidentified aircraft. The ministry has yet to determine where the upgraded batteries will be deployed. The goal is to upgrade all the current PAC-3s by fiscal 2022 and has requested the required funding in the budget for the next fiscal year starting April.

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