US Embassy: Implementing interceptors systems in Romania, according to schedule


Implementing the interceptor systems in Romania goes according to schedule and is completely covered by budget for 2015, and then improvements are going to be added, said the US Embassy yesterday, after releasing a GAO report which announced delays in the project. The US commitment on the anti-ballistic defense system (EPAA) is firm. The implementing of interceptors systems in Romania and Poland goes according to schedule and is completely covered by budget for 2015 and 2018, said the diplomatic mission. The Embassy stressed that once the pieces are set, “continuous improvements” will be performed. We remind that a report of Government Accountability Office (GAO) said that Pentagon’s estimations regarding the anti-ballistic shield in Romania and Poland are “optimistic” and there will be some delays in delivering components and capabilities. GAO made an evaluation of the anti-ballistic shield program in Europe, assessing that the report of the Defense Department on this topic provides not enough information and the estimations on purchasing and delivering equipment for the European Phased Adaptive Approach on missile defense in Europe (EPAA) are optimistic. Nevertheless, the Defense Department aims to call the second and third phases of EPAA “as technically able” in 2015 and 2018, reads the report released last week. Government Accountability Office is an independent agency, which creates evaluations, audit and investigations for the Congress.

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