NATO to use THAAD in Romania this summer

SpaceDaily.com reports: “The United States will temporarily deploy its THAAD anti-missile protection system in Romania this summer, U.S. European Command said Thursday.

The land-based THAAD system, which stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, will be used by NATO for its Ballistic Missile Defense systems while the international alliance’s existing Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System goes through maintenance and updates starting this summer, European Command said in a news release.

The maintenance and updates are expected to last several weeks, NATO said in a separate news release.

The THAAD system will be based in Naval Support Facility Deveselu in southern Romania and will be controlled by NATO, U.S. European Command said…”

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