Futenma hosts a tour of an Air Defense Artillery site

by Marine Corps Installations Pacific
U.S. Marine Corps

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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