#USEUCOM deploys Terminal High Altitude Area Defence #THAAD system to #Israel

| March 5, 2019

At the direction of the Secretary of Defence, US European Command deployed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system to Israel in early March as a demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to Israel’s regional security under the Department of Defence’s Dynamic Force Employment concept.  

THAAD is the most advanced integrated air and missile defence system in the world, and this deployment readiness exercise demonstrates that US forces are agile, and can respond quickly and unpredictably to any threat,     anywhere, at any time. This deployment incorporates key capabilities, systems and people stationed in the continental United States and Europe, and with partners in the Israel Defence Force.

During the deployment, service members will work in various locations     throughout Israel and will practice operational procedures for augmenting     Israel’s existing air and missile defence architecture. The service members will refine network connectivity, validate requirements for the THAAD     system, and will conduct multinational training and security co-operation     activities with allies to improve interoperability and build readiness. The United States’ strategic airlift capability, combined with close co-operation between the joint service community, and strong relationships with allies and partners, provides the US military the ability to rapidly deploy forces anywhere in the world.

The THAAD deployed from the 11th Air Defence Artillery Brigade, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC) stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas. DoD’s Dynamic Force Employment changes the way the US military employs our forces to provide proactive and scalable options in support of National Defence objectives. These actions make our activities unpredictable to adversaries while maintaining strategic predictability for our allies and partners.

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