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Missile Defense Agency is currently focused on upgrading the Army's Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, so it can precisely deal with a target that has hypersonic threats.
Contract Awarded for deliver sources for the terminal high-altitude area defense (THAAD) missile defense system.
That's why we have been developing our own long-range surface-to-air missiles with our indigenous technology," the defense ministry said, reaffirming the government's earlier stance that it will not buy the US Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery.
Today, the brigade consists of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, four Patriot battalions, two Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense System batteries, one Counter-Rockets, Artillery and Mortars task force, and a signal company.
Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) is a ground-based terminal phase launcher-radar to defend against short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, both inside and outside the atmosphere, significantly mitigating the effects of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
A new deal has been secured by laser diode developer Alfalight to deliver sources for the terminal high-altitude area defense (THAAD) missile defense system delivered to the US military and others by prime contractor Lockheed Martin.
The US Army's first Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery activated during a morning ceremony on 28 May at Fort Bliss, Texas.
In response, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, announced plans to expedite the fielding of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in coordination with the Army.