Japan is considering bringing in more Patriot PAC-3 air defense missile systems to shield its territory from North Korean missiles heading for the US island of Guam, local media said Friday.
North Korea said this week it was examining a plan of a ballistic missile strike near Guam, which hosts several US military bases. The projectiles will travel over the Japanese prefectures of Shimane, Hirosima and Kochi.
Authorities are also considering deploying more destroyers equipped with Aegis missile defense systems. Aegis combat systems can destroy short- to medium-range ballistic missiles.