The United States, South Korea and Japan are to use missile-tracking technologies to detect and track North Korean missiles. According to a South Korean Defence Ministry Official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, the three countries would conduct the drill by June 28, after the US, South Korea and Japan finishes the Pacific Exercise in the waters off Hawaii.
The three countries may use destroyers equipped with state-of-the-art radar technology and the Aegis radar system.
The three nations agreed to conduct the drill after North Korea’s growing missile exercises. The drill materialised after North Korea threatened of having the capability of launching a long-range rocket on February 7.
North Korea said the missile test was to place a North Korean satellite in orbit. However, this defied UN bans on North Korea from launching such rockets as they believe it to be a cover for an intercontinental ballistic missile test.
The US is urging the two countries to work together with the United States as China’s aggression continues in its venture to scoop territories from other countries. The US also warned of China’s escalating military power and the North Korean nuclear threat.
The US, South Korea and Tokyo have an agreement that allows them to share intelligence on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.