The Pentagon confirmed the readiness of the missile defense system in South Korea
The missile defense system THAAD is deployed in South Korea, ready to use. This information was confirmed in the command of the military forces of the United States in South Korea (USFK), reports South Korean Agency “renkhap”.
On the readiness of the missile defense system, said the representative of the USFK, Colonel Rob manning. “US forces in South Korea confirm that the THAAD system is commissioned and ready to intercept missiles of North Korea and the protection of South Korea,” he said.
At the same time, the Agency notes that according to sources in the United States, complete the combat readiness of the missile defense system will be achieved only in a few months.
Prior to this, April 26, the first elements of THAAD were deployed on the territory of South Korea. Then the South Korean defense Ministry said that full alert system will be reached before the end of the year.
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