21 May '12, 12am

NATO declares interim missile defence capability #NATOSummit #Chicago2012

At the last NATO summit, in Lisbon in November 2010, Alliance leaders agreed that NATO will develop a missile defence capability to pursue its core task of collective defence. “In Lisbon, we agreed to create a NATO missile defence system. Today, in Chicago, we have declared that a reality,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. Following the Lisbon decision, the Alliance began developing a command and control system which will be able to connect missile-defence assets provided by individual Allies into a coherent defence. “Our system will link together missile defence assets from different Allies – satellites, ships, radars and interceptors – under NATO command and control. It will allow us to defend against threats from outside the Euro-Atlantic area,” the Secretary General said. The Interim Capability features a basic command and control capability which has...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_87599.htm

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