U.S. and South Korea to accelerate operational deployment of THAAD missiles in South Korea 11904171

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U.S. and South Korea to accelerate operational deployment of THAAD missiles in South Korea.
United States and South Korea want to accelerate the deployement of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) air defense missile system in South Korea. The decision was taken following the launch of a ballistic missile earlier this month and the failed missile test a day after North Korea celebrated the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding leader Kim Il-sung on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
     
United States and South Korea want to accelerate the deployement of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) air defense missile system in South Korea.
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a THAAD battery located on Wake Island, during Flight Test Operational (FTO)-02 Event 2a, conducted Nov. 1, 2015.

     
The deployement of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) air defense missile system by the United States was started in March 2017.

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) is a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles at ranges of 200 km and at altitudes up to 150 km.


American Company Lockheed Martin is the THAAD prime contractor and systems integrator for four major components: a radar; a fire control and communications unit; launchers and interceptors. Since November 2005 the THAAD program has achieved a 100 percent mission success record in 11 flight test missions, including six successful intercepts of threat representative targets.

The decision to deploy THAAD was made in 2016 under President Obama and South Korea's then-President Park Geun-hye.
 

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