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THAAD Missile Defence System Deployed In Romania

Last month (May 2019) the United States deployed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ballistic missile defence batteries to Romania.


NATO Press Release: At the request of NATO, the United States has deployed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery – a missile defence system built to intercept incoming ballistic missiles – to Romania, to supplement the existing system during maintenance.

THAAD will help provide Ballistic Missile Defence to NATO Allies from Naval Support Facility Deveselu while Aegis Ashore, the primary Ballistic Missile Defence system, undergoes necessary software upgrades. Footage includes shots of the Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defence system and the THAAD batteries, as well as soundbites from US and Romanian officers.

US Army Paratroopers assigned to Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd ABCT provide security during the deployment of a THAAD to Romania May 2019 [US Army: Sgt Jason Epperson]

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