11 Jul '17, 11pm

US deployed Patriot missiles to the Russian border (Lithuania)

STUTTGART, Germany— The U.S. military deployed Patriot missiles to Lithuania on Monday to take part in upcoming war games, marking the first such deployment of the sophisticated missile defense system to the small Baltic nation, Lithuania's defense ministry announced. The arrival of the Patriots “demonstrates the steadfast U.S. commitment to the security of Lithuania and its high readiness to send strategic capabilities to the region,” the ministry said. The Patriots will take part in multinational air defense drills dubbed Exercise Tobruq Legacy 2017, which runs until July 22. The exercise will train NATO ground based air defense units to operate in conjunction with each other and refine airspace command and control procedure, the Lithuanian defense ministry said. <gallery> The exercise, which aims to integrate various weapons systems, will include about 500 soldiers and ...

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