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AIR C1-Area Iruma

Last modified: 11 May 2018, submitted by: Joker

Country: Japan    Region: Saitama

Locale: Iruma

Latitude: 35° 50' 43" N     Longitude: 139° 24' 32" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


Iruma airbase One of the 8 Main Operating Bases in the JASDF Central Area
- HQ Central AD Force
- Central Aircraft Control & Warning Wing
- 2 Tac Airlift Grp
- Air Rescue Wing
- Air Traffic Ctrl Service Grp
- Tech Flightcheck Sqn
- Electronics Development and Test Group
- 3 and 4 Air depot
- Hq 1st Air Defence Missile Grp and Firing Unit 4

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

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