U.S. Misawa Air Base Issues Seek Cover Order Over DPRK ICBM Launch

Update (2119 EST): The Japanese Defense Ministry has stated that the missile has fallen off the west coast of Hokkaido, Japan.

As this publication reported earlier, the North Koreans have launched a probable Inter-Continental Ballistic Missle (ICBM) from Sunan Airport, Pyongyang, a historical launch point for such missiles. The U.S. Air Force Base at Misawa Japan has issued a seek cover order as a precaution to the launch. From their Facebook page:

“As a precautionary measure, the 35th Fighter Wing commander issued a seek cover order. The order was terminated at 1055, 18 Nov. 2022 (JST).

At this time, there are no additional indications or warnings of an immediate threat to Misawa Air Base.”
The Japanese government has convened an emergency gathering following the launch. While there has not been much data released on the missile’s telemetry, initial reporting indicates that it flew East and is still airborne. The Japanese Defense Ministry has stated that the missile may fall within the Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ.)

United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.


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