Country: United States Region: Overseas
Latitude: 44° 4' 38" N Longitude: 24° 24' 59" E
Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE
Former Romanian Deveselu airbase. Reactivated as a NATO base May 12, 2016 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmDSr51hlYw
Romania and the US agreed to base land based S(tandard) M(issile)-3 ballistic missile interceptors at Deveselu airbase to counter a possible Iranean nuclear armed ballistic missile threat. Here's the actual situation! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITQSKOny5Fk
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.
SM-3 interceptor missile http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/SM-3_profile.png
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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