U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday in Brussels that the implementation and installation of the NATO’s anti-missile shield continues, as parts of the system as well as radars are set to be installed at Deveselu in southern Romania next week.
Referring to the missile defense, Chuck Hagel said that the so- called “phased adaptive approach” of this European-based US defense system is on a good track.
The inaugural ceremony of a site hosting the ground-based U.S. AEGIS system in Romania is scheduled to take place next week, says the press office of the U.S. Department of Defense, in a statement on its website. The AEGIS system can detect, track and intercept inter-continental ballistic missiles.
The Allied States and Russia have failed to resolve their deep disagreements over the sensitive missile defense case during their gathering on Wednesday at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels.
This program, based on American technology, has been for many years the main reason for discord between NATO and Russia. NATO claims that this program aims at protecting the European members of the Alliance in front of an eventual Iranian ballistic threat, but Russia see it [shield] as a threat to its security.