Chitose airbase http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/chitose/
One of the 2 Main Operating Bases of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force in the Northern Area
- Northern Air Defense Force / 2nd Air Wing; 201 and 203 TFS (F-15J/DJ, T-4)
- Air Suppt Cmd / Special Airlift Grp / 701st Sq (B.747-400)
- 1 Base AD Grp
- 3rd Air Defence Missile Grp; Fire Units 9 &10 (Initially PAC2)
PATRIOT system was initially a surface-to-air guided missile system to counter airborne threats. Japan introduced thesystem in 1989
PATRIOT PAC-2(UG), developed after the Gulf War,had limited capability to intercept ballistic missiles. Japan introduced PAC-2(UG) system in 1996
PATRIOT PAC-3 system has enhanced capability to intercept ballistic missiles and is designed to intercept SRBM and MRBM in the terminal phase of a ballistic missile at 10+km altitude.
A Patriot Fire Unit protects an area of several tens of kms in radius. It is mobile and deployed according to the situation.
It consists of an Engagement Control Station, a Radar Set, an Antenna Mast Group, a Power Plant and 5 launchers with 4 missiles per launcher
GRND Units: at grid 42°53'23"N 141°33'18"E and at 42°49'41"N 141°42'51"E (Camp Higashi-Chitose)
- 7th (Armoured) Division http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/nae/7d/index.html
- Defence Intell Hq (at grid 42°51'23"N 141°43'24"E) Former US station, Wullenweber CDAA, installed in 1987; Smaller 8-element CDAA installed in 2009.
Monitors Russian signals. 4 Satcom radomes monitoring Russian communications satellites