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Rappler's latest stories on Patriot missiles


U.S. approves $3.5B Patriot missile sale to Turkey

Dec 20, 2018 - 11:20 AM

'The proposed sale will increase the defensive capabilities of the Turkey military to guard against hostile aggression and shield NATO allies who might train and operate within Turkey's borders,' says the US State Department

Turkish soldiers stand near a Turkish flag in Istanbul on May 1, 2017. Police tried to stop around 200 protesters in the Gayrettepe district on the European side of Istanbul who wanted to walk to the famous square in spite of the ban by city authorities. The protesters -- made up of left-wing groups -- unfurled anti-government banners against the result of the April 16 referendum, which handed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expanded powers. / AFP PHOTO / GURCAN OZTURK

Japan deploys missile defense over North Korea threat to Guam

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:02 PM

The defense ministry deploys the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 PAC 3 system in Shimane Hiroshima and Kochi in western Japan which North Korea had warned could be along its missiles flight path NHK and Kyodo News say

MISSILE DEFENSE. A PAC-3 surface-to-air missile is transported into Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces' Kaita base in Kaita town, Hiroshima prefecture on August 12, 2017. Photo by Jiji Press/ AFP

Japan to move Patriot missiles to Okinawa

Apr 12, 2013 - 3:17 PM

The defense ministry says the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 systems at two military bases will be installed in Okinawa soon

Officers of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force (SDF) work in front of a set Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on April 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO