Oct 29, 2013

Work begins on U.S. missile defense system in Romania

NATO Deputy Secretary General participated in a groundbreaking ceremony of the missile defence facility at the Deveselu airbase in southern Romania.
Romania has a bilateral agreement with the United States which sees the construction of an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence system at Deveselu. This will include the construction of a missile defence radar and interceptors. The Romanian site will be part of NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defence system and when operational in 2015, will be under NATO command and control. NATO leaders declared the Alliance’s interim ballistic missile defence capability at their Summit in Chicago last year, marking the first step in the development of NATO’s missile defence system.

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