Missile Defence

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Although the ‘Third Site’ for intercontinental-range missile defences in Eastern Europe has been cancelled in favour of sea-based missile defence systems, the United States remains committed to building advanced missile defence capabilities with NATO allies. Some see this as good news for NATO: as a conduit for advanced transatlantic defence technology cooperation and an opportunity to work with Russia as a cooperative partner. Others raise similar financial, political and security concerns regarding the Alliance’s future Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence (ALTBMD) Programme as they did with the US BMD system. To facilitate public and parliamentary debate and accountability on this controversial issue, all NATO ballistic missile threat assessments and industrial studies should be declassified and placed in the public domain. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Missile Defence policy area.

26th
Aug
2014

Denmark to join NATO's missile defence system

2nd
Jul
2014

Poland Narrows Field for Missile-Defence Contract

Source: Global Security Newswire, 1 July 2014

25th
Jun
2014

US Ends Losing Streak with Successful Missile Intercept Test

Source: Global Security Newswire, 23 June 2014

25th
Jun
2014

NATO States Weigh Ending Patriot Mission in Turkey: Report

Source: Global Security Newswire, 23 June 2014

18th
Jun
2014

Canadian Parliament Panel Backs Joining US Missile Shield

Source: Global Security Newswire, 17 June 2014

5th
Jun
2014

Pentagon Sends Heavy Bombers to Europe for Training

Source: Global Security Newswire, 4 June 2014

3rd
Jun
2014

Russia Conducts 'Iskander' Missile Drills in Western Military District

Source: Global Security Newswire, 2 June 2014