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THAAD Deployed to Israel For The First Time

THAAD Deployed to Israel For The First Time March 5, 2019

The US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system has been deployed over the past few days in Israel for the first time. As part of a joint drill in which more than 200 Israeli and American troops took part, the system has been deployed in the Nevatim Airbase in the south. The exercise builds readiness and interoperability in the region, demonstrates the U.S. capability to rapidly deploy air defence assets globally, and demonstrates U.S. Army Europe’s mission to deter potential adversaries and support allies. Since 2008, the X-Band radar system that is part of the THAAD project has been deployed at the Israeli Air Force base at Nevatim, to give the Israeli home front more time to respond to a potential missile launch from Iran. The radar works in coordination with Israel’s early-warning system.

THAAD Deployed to Israel For The First Time

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