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    Trump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles.

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    Trump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 06 Nov 2017, 11:54 am

    Shoot North Korean missiles out of the sky.

    US President Donald Trump has said Japan could shoot North Korean missiles "out of the sky" with military equipment bought from the US.

    Japan's PM Shinzo Abe followed up by saying his country could intercept missiles "if necessary", and added that he was looking into the deal.

    The two leaders were speaking to reporters at the close of Mr Trump's first state visit to Japan.

    North Korea has fired missiles over Japan twice in recent months.

    Read the full story from The BBC HERE




    While it is true that America has spent more money on developing quick-reaction anti-missile-missiles than North Korea has as a total GDP, at least Trump is now talking more about "defence" than offence when he talks about North Korea.

    Of course the high cost of buying these extremely hi-tech missiles to deploy on Japan's Western shores will bring great revenue to Trump's Republican coffers.

    See the American THAAD anti-missile-missile video from YouTube 


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    Re: Trump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 09 Nov 2017, 11:44 am

    I looked into this and found that a full THAAD missile defence sold to Saudi Arabia is going to cost $15 bn.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-saudi-arabia-deal-thaad-missile-defence-system-billions-cost-latest-423-og-same-a7987501.html

    The one that is to be installed in South Korea will be paid for by the USA so long as the South Korean government supply the land and pay for the infrastructure required. 

    https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/04/us-pay-south-korea-thaad-missile/524880/

    The Japanese prefer to use the Aegis Ashore system rather than the THAAD system as even although it will cost around 80bn Yen the Aegis Ashore system, ( previously designed for aboard ship use ) will be cheaper than THAAD.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-northkorea-missiles/japan-favors-aegis-ashore-over-thaad-to-boost-missile-defense-sources-idUSKBN18909T

    Both of these systems are made by the American company Lockheed Martin Corp.

    It looks as if the unstable regimes in Iran and North Korea are going to put a lot of dollars into the American military world-wide sales.


    Oh, and, isn't Google a wonderful thing ?
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    Re: Trump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 10 Nov 2017, 12:03 pm

    Wow, that's impressive Zathrus. I bet it took you a while to glean all of those link items on the subject.

    Thanks for that, as it saved me having to do it.


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    Re: Trump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 11 Nov 2017, 12:00 pm

    Thanks from me too Zathrus, as you gave us a lot to read about how America sells hi-tech weapons to just about anybody that has the money to spend on them.

    At least these missiles are defensive in capability rather than offensive.
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    Re: Trump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 12 Nov 2017, 11:55 am

    That's a good point Angie.

    If enough countries can buy the three all-range anti-missile-missile systems from America the regimes that might want to threaten us with their offensive intercontinental ballistic missiles would have to think again.

    The three systems start with the shorter range, but very fast "Patriot" anti-missile-missile system.

    Then the medium rage THAAD missiles goes further out.

    And after that a two-stage high-altitude THAAD system can take out intercontinental ballistic missiles in low space orbit.

    America really has spent a lot of money in order to develop these defensive missiles..


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