23 Jul '16, 7pm

Land-based missile defense systems are critical for Europe's protection:

Land-based missile defense systems are critical for Europe's protection:

Strengthening a layered missile defense to protect Europe Share Missile defense is built in layers. And Europe is building up its layers. In May, a new land-based missile defense system was launched in Romania. Dubbed Aegis Ashore, the site is operated under NATO control, providing regional ballistic missile defense protection. Construction has begun on a second installation in Poland that is scheduled to become operational in 2018. Both sites field the Raytheon-made SM-3® interceptor , the only weapon that can defend against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missiles from both sea and shore. “Countering the threat of ballistic missile attacks...is a collective security challenge that requires collective defense,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said in a news release regarding the partnerships with Poland and Romania. The two land-based SM-3 missile site...

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