THAAD anti-missile system to deploy to Romania

April 12, 2019

Stars and Stripes:

STUTTGART, Germany — The U.S. will deploy an advanced anti-missile system to Romania this summer to support NATO efforts in Europe, the military said Thursday.

The deployment came at the request of NATO and is needed while maintenance is done on the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System in Romania, U.S. European Command said.

The Army will temporarily deploy its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, which will integrate into NATO’s ballistic missile defense architecture.

The THAAD unit, which comes from the Fort Hood, Texas-based 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, will operate at Naval Support Facility Deveselu. Once in place, NATO’s Allied Air Command will assume operational control of the unit, EUCOM said.

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