US has activated a land-based missile defence station (Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System) in Deveselu, Romania. The missile defence station is part of NATO’s larger European shield to protect member countries from short and medium-range missiles, particularly from the Middle East.
The Deveselu missile defence station has a battery of SM-2 missile interceptors. It uses powerful computer and radar technology to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets. It also allows on-shore sites and warships to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles while they are still in space.
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1. US activates land-based missile defence station in ______.
Source – The Hindu