The ballistic defence capability hosted by the 99th Deveselu Military Base is seen by NATO officials as an important milestone in the trans-Atlantic relationship and an excellent example provided by NATO as adjustment to new challenges.
In a press statement released on Thursday, the Romanian Defence Ministry (MApN) says NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Camille Grand visited the 99th Deveselu Base as part of a field trip to Romania by NATO’s Defence Policy and Planning Committee (DPPC (MD)), March 27-29.
“On a visit to the Deveselu Base that hosts part of the US Aegis Ashore system, the NATO delegation commended Romania for its efforts to commission the defence facility, as well as for its support to the US for availing NATO of a ballistic-missile defence system,” the statement reads.
The defensive nature of the Deveselu missile defence system, designed to counter ballistic threats from outside the Euro-Atlantic zone, was reiterated as part of the conclusions of the visit by the NATO committee members.
“Camille Grand underscored the importance of this capability, seen as a milestone in the trans-Atlantic relationship and an excellent example provided by NATO as adjustment to new challenges. The conclusions also reiterated the defensive nature of the system hosted by Romania and designed to counter threats from outside the Euro-Atlantic zone,” the statement says.