Aljazeera.Net :

A US Navy guided missile destroyer, equipped with the navy’s most advanced Aegis combat weapon system, has arrived at the navy’s Yokosuka base in Japan, a US Navy spokeswoman said.

The 9,200-ton USS Mustin, with a crew of 300 sailors and equipped with missile tracking and engaging systems, will be permanently deployed at Yokosuka, spokeswoman Hanako Tomizuka said on Saturday.

The Yokosuka facility in Tokyo Bay, home of the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet, is the largest US Navy base in Japan.

A salvo of missile tests by North Korea this week, including the launch of a long-range Taepodong-2 missile, has unsettled the region and led to calls for the United Nations Security Council to impose international sanctions on Pyongyang.

Tags : japan, north-korea, missiles