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    U.S. Navy Base Supports NATO Mission in Romania [Image 4 of 9]

    U.S. Navy Base Supports NATO Mission in Romania



    Photo by Lt. Amy Forsythe 

    Naval Support Facility Deveselu

    NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY DEVESELU, Romania (Sept. 1, 2019) – The sun sets over the U.S. Navy base in Romania, home to NATO's Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense System (AABMDS) site, after completing a long-planned systems update Aug. 9, 2019. During the maintenance period, the U.S. fulfilled its commitment to NATO's Ballistic Missile Defense(BMD) by the temporary deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to the Naval Support Facility in Deveselu, Romania. The deployment of the U.S. Army’s THAAD battery to Romania lasted about six weeks while Aegis Ashore software and other equipment was updated. In April, the task force deployed to NSFD where they integrated into the existing NATO BMD architecture during a period of routine maintenance and upgrade of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System located there.

    “The successful deployment of THAAD to Romania demonstrates our commitment to support our Allies and the NATO Ballistic Missile Defense mission,” said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Brady, commander of 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. “Missile defense is a vital element to the collective defense of Europe and is one of the U.S. military’s top priorities. This deployment shows that we stand ready to surge combat credible air and missile defense forces when needed.”

    The THAAD system re-deployed back to the U.S. and NATO's Aegis Ashore has resumed full functionality and remains focused on potential threats from outside the Euro-Atlantic area. (Photo by U.S. Navy Lt. Amy Forsythe, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Support Facility Deveselu)



    Date Taken: 08.09.2019
    Date Posted: 09.22.2019 06:58
    Photo ID: 5772733
    VIRIN: 190809-N-AW818-122
    Resolution: 5045x2794
    Size: 3.89 MB
    Location: DEVESELU, RO

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