Pentagon: US missile defense systems in Romania and Poland are not able to launch cruise missiles
WASHINGTON, 13 Dec. /TASS/. Missile defense Aegis Ashore in Romania and Poland is not able to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles.
This was stated on Wednesday by the Deputy Director of the Pentagon Agency missile defense rear Admiral John hill, speaking at the Center for strategic and international studies.
On the question of whether to launch Tomahawk with launchers complex Aegis Ashore, he said, “No.” “They are not able to carry out launches of cruise missiles,” — he said, explaining, in particular, that they have “very different control system.” According to rear Admiral, these systems “do not threaten Russia.”
United States, implementing a phased plan of creating a European missile defense system, placed mobile battery SM-3 interceptor missiles in the Romanian village of Deveselu, putting them on operational duty may 12, 2016. The deployment works the same base in the Polish village of redzikowo in full swing, confirmed hill. Earlier it was reported that the facility should be completed in 2018. For these purposes it is planned to allocate in the coming October 1 the new fiscal year of $90 million.