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4. NAV / NSF / Romania / Deveselu

Last modified: 25 May 2022

Country: United States    Region: Overseas

Locale: Caracal

Latitude: 44° 4' 38" N     Longitude: 24° 24' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


Former Romanian Deveselu airbase. Reactivated as a NATO base 2016 basing S(tandard) M(issile)-3 ballistic missile interceptors to counter a possible Iranean nuclear armed ballistic missile threat
The faciity is being operated by US Navy personnel as it concerns the USN Aegis missile system in ground based configuration. A similar agreement between the US and Poland (NATO SM-3 interceptors) and Turkey (NATO missile radars) entered into force.

NATO BMD build-up:
- Turkey hosts a US BMD radar at Kürecik;
- Romania hosts an Aegis Ashore site at Deveselu Airbase
- Germany hosts the command centre at Ramstein Airbase;
- Poland hosts another Aegis Ashore site at Redzikowo military base;
- Additionally, NATO may deploy multi-mission BMD-capable frigates.

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