DEFENCE

U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm: Anti-missile facility and system to become operational in March 2016

U.S. Ambassador to Bucharest Hans Klemm stated that works at the Deveselu military base are proceeding according to schedule and will be completed by the end of the year and that the facility and the anti-missile system will become operational in March 2016.

The US Ambassador added that the operationalization of the facility and the anti-missile system in Deveselu will be preceded by tests.

The works are proceeding according to the approved schedule and budget, and the works are expected to be completed by the end of the year, Hans Klemm stated. According to the Ambassador, the US and Romanian governments are currently planning a ceremony to mark the completion of construction works.

There are still plenty of tests of the system’s facility and of the anti-missile system to be made, Klemm stated. Hence, it is likely that the facility and the system will become fully operational sometime in March 2016, the Ambassador concluded.

Once this stage is completed, Klemm explained, the US and Romanian Governments will mark the operationalization of the system. Therefore, there will be two occasions to mark this construction and its facility, one this year, towards the end, and the other sometime in April-May 2016, Hans Klemm concluded.

Ambassador Hans Klemm stated he is hopeful that the facility will pass all tests.

Klemm made the remarks as he visited the school in Deveselu that was rehabilitated on U.S. funds and the rural town’s kindergarten, completely built by U.S. funds this year; he also visited Deveselu military base.

Located at Deveselu Military Base will be elements of the U.S. ballistic missile defence system. The main building works on the Anti-missile Defence Facility started at Deveselu in November 2013.

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