Country: Japan Region: Kagoshima
Latitude: 31° 42' 5" N Longitude: 129° 43' 4" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
FPS-5 is Japan’s most advanced fixed radar installation in its ballistic missile defense system.
Its distinctive tortoise shell-like dome covers have earned it the nickname ‘Gamera radar’ after Godzilla’s turtle-derived rival.
Mitsubishi Electric produced the 34-metres high structures containing 3 antennas of between 12- and 18-metre diameter.
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