Futenma hosts a tour of an Air Defense Artillery site
MCAS Futenma hosted the U.S. Army Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery as they led a tour of an ADA site for members of the 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Regiment, 15th Brigade, Western Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
PATRIOT’s fast-reaction capability, ability to track numerous targets simultaneously, and ability to operate in a severe electronic countermeasure environment make it the Army’s premier air-defense system. It has the ability to locate and track more than 100 potential targets from over 80 kilometers [49.7 miles] away.
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