(KCEN) -- The U.S. and Japan have agreed to put a second advanced missile defense system in Japan.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the announcement in Tokyo yesterday.
The new radar installation will be aimed at protecting Japan from the threat of a missile attack from North Korea.
Panetta stressed that is not directed at China.
He said he would talk to Chinese leaders about the system and that North Korea's use of ballistic missiles threatens our security.
Panetta said, "We've made that very clear, and we've also made clear that we will take steps to protect the United States and to protect our allies from that threat."
The exact location of the system has not yet been decided.