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.

7th
Oct
2013

SM-3 Block 1B Missile Interceptor Passes Test, Nears Full-Production

3rd
Oct
2013

Turkey May Reconsider Chinese Antimissile Vendor

12th
Jul
2013

Spain Could Get $260M for Hosting US Aegis Antimissile Warships

Source: Global Security Newswire, 11 July 2013

17th
Jun
2013

NATO Deputy Secretary General’s enthusiasm for missile defence is undiminished, despite Russian opposition

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

17th
Apr
2013

Russia, US to Hold High-Level Military Antimissile Talks This Month

22nd
Mar
2013

Poland to Press Ahead With National Antimissile System