Report: Japan, US to deploy Patriot interceptors

Japan and the United States announced a plan to deploy advanced Patriot interceptor missiles at two US bases in southern Japan by the year's end, a news report said Thursday. The two countries announced the plan to deploy Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles at the two bases, Kadena Air Base and Kadena Ammunition Storage Area, on Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa by the end of the year, Kyodo News agency reported. Officials have said earlier that the two countries have agreed on the deployment of PAC3, but did not specify other details including location and timetable.