Japan bracing for possible launch of North Korean 'satellite'

Japan is bracing for a possible launch of a satellite by North Korea, with its Self-Defense Forces poised to destroy any incoming missiles or other projectiles that could fall within Japanese territory.

SDF vessels equipped with Aegis radar systems capable of tracking ballistic missiles and SM3 interceptor missiles remain on the alert around the clock in the East China Sea and waters near Japan.

Land-based PAC-3 interceptor systems have been deployed in Naha City and the islands of Miyako, Ishigaki and Yonaguni.

Ground Self-Defense Force units are deployed in Okinawa Prefecture to respond to cases of people being injured by a falling ballistic missile or other projectiles.