The Pentagon has deployed a high-tech installation of the SBX radar in response to statements by North Korea to test an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). It is reported by CNN, citing an unnamed official of the Ministry of defense of the United States.
Surface radar SBX is able to monitor the launches of missiles and provide important data, marks the channel. In this case, the radar will allow to detect missiles that may be launched by the DPRK in the direction of Alaska, GUAM and the U.S. West coast.
As said the interlocutor of the channel, the radar set can be in the sea only during a certain short period of time.
CNN notes that the location of the SBX is the first reaction of the United States military to statements of Pyongyang that North Korea could launch a ballistic missile.
Earlier this week, the Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said that nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles of North Korea pose a “serious threat” to the United States, so U.S. military “should always “stay one step ahead of North Korea.” “We try to make sure that we have improved the number and type of PRO. So we are confident that we can protect ourselves,” said Carter in an interview with NBC.
1 January, speaking on a new year’s address to the nation, the North Korean leader Kim Jong UN said that the test North Korean ICBMs are at an advanced stage.
A few days before that, the Institute of national security strategy at the National intelligence Agency of South Korea published a report which stated that by 2020, Pyongyang could develop a ballistic missile that can reach the continental United States.
In response, the US President-elect Donald trump said that Intercontinental ballistic missiles, created in the DPRK will not be able to reach the US border. “This will not stand!” — trump wrote on his Twitter page.