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Integrated Air and Missile Defence Eastern Europe 2016 - Holdings and Requirements Report

Air and missile defence programmes and requirements continue to evolve at a rapid pace. The threats posed by Russia in Europe have prompted increased ballistic missile defence initiatives in the region. Eastern European states are faced with a variety of airborne challenges to the command of their air space, their infrastructure and citizens; these include the return of more traditional ballistic missile threats and hostile aerial reconnaissance, in addition to more general trends in the realm of air defence.

This report is for reference only It is available as a complimentary resource for all those involved in missile defence and should help you get to grips with the future plans of military in the region.

Romania Positioned as Eastern Europe's Hub of Ballistic Missile Defence as NATO's Aegis Ashore Facility is Certified Operational

In one of Europe’s most significant missile defence developments in recent years, the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence facility at the Deveselu facility in Romania was declared operational on 12 May.

Enhancing regional cooperation and collective security is one of the driving forces behind the Aegis Ashore BMD capability and forms a central part of Romania’s strategy to significantly bolster its military capabilities. The country is resolved to increase defence spending from 1.4% of GDP to the 2% NATO target by 2017, with the vast majority of that increase being spent on the acquisition of new equipment. The certification of the BMD site in Romania puts the country at the forefront of Eastern Europe’s integrated air and missile defence capability, which makes it the ideal venue to explore bi-lateral strategies on effective airborne threat detection, interception and regional system integration.

'Exoatmospheric Warriors' Aegis Ashore anchors Ballistic Missile defense from new base in Romania

The U.S. Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System in Deveselu, Romania, is the land-based component of the proven Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. Part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense, it is designed to counter threats originating from outside Europe.

Written by Special Correspondent Ned Lundquist and first appearing in Seapower magazine, download this article to:

  • Find out more about the Aegis Ashore facility, which has the capability to launch the Standard Missile-3 Block IA, Block IB and, beginning in 2018, the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.
  • Understand how Aegis Ashore incorporates the Navy’s SPY-1 radar, multimission signal processor, Mk 41 Vertical Launch System, and command, control and communications processors.
  • Appreciate the challenges with integrating a sea-based BMD system into a land facility. 
  • Understand more about Romania’s role in Eastern Europe’s integrated air and missile defence capability.

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Attendee List IAMD Eastern Europe 2016

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Ministry of National Defence Official Conference Report Document

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Last year, the renowned Integrated Air and Missile Defence conference is branching out towards a special Eastern Europe-focused summit tobe held in Warsaw this July. Senior ministers and officers from Poland, as well as the likes of Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Czech Republic have already been confirmed. It is perhaps a natural decision when considering Poland’s current geo-political situation and the emerging threats to national security, but it is worth noting that there are a number of programmes in the pipeline being eyed by the country’s leaders for potential investment and therefore further implications for the defence strategies of neighbouring states and of NATO allies...

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Air and Missile Defence programmes and requirements continue to evolve at a rapid pace. The threats pose by Russia in Europe and North Korea in the Far East have prompted increased BMD initiatives in these regions. At the same time, the market for all sectors of the Air Defence Systems market remains buoyant with over 30 countries having new procurement or upgrade programmes under way. The value of the Air and Missile Defence market is estimated to be over $30 Billion in the next 10 years...[Download the report]

Air & Missile Defence: Market Insight

In order to enable regional collaboration and discussion around the current challenges and acquisitions facing air defence in Eastern Europe, the Integrated Air & Missile Defence Eastern Europe conference will bring together Chiefs of Staff, Commanders of Air Defence and Air Forces, Heads of Procurement and Industry Executives from across the region between the 26th-27th July in Warsaw, Poland. Ahead of the event, this report explores the latest information available on the air and missile defence landscape, from existing inventories to future requirements, and the results of our community-led survey on the current technological and strategic priorities.