U.S. redeploys highly advanced anti-missile defense system from Romania

The U.S. has redeployed a THAAD highly advanced anti-missile defense system from Romania, according to a recent 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command news release.

U.S. Army Europe’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense task force redeployed to their home stations in Germany and the U.S. from Romania after providing support to NATO’s ballistic missile defense mission.

In April, the task force deployed to Naval Support Facility Deveselu, Romania, where they integrated into the existing NATO BMD architecture during a period of routine maintenance and upgrade of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System located there.

“The successful deployment of THAAD to Romania demonstrates our commitment to support our Allies and the NATO Ballistic Missile Defense mission,” said Brig. Gen. Gregory Brady, commander of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. “Missile defense is a vital element to the collective defense of Europe and is one of the U.S. military’s top priorities. This deployment shows that we stand ready to surge combat credible air and missile defense forces when needed.”

The scheduled update to Aegis Ashore – Romania was part of regular updates taking place on all U.S. Aegis systems. Aegis Ashore – Romania is designed to protect NATO allies and U.S. deployed forces in Europe against the growing threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles outside the Euro-Atlantic area. The update did not add any offensive capabilities to the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System.

10th AAMDC provided mission command of the THAAD task force. The task force also included 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Ohio Army National Guard; 164th ADA Brigade, Florida Army National Guard; 69th ADA Brigade, 32nd AAMDC; 173rd Airborne Brigade, 7th Army Training Command; 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps; and 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command.

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