NATO on the map

NATO Battlegroups are stationed from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and soon in Romania.

The new Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system at Deveselu Airbase in Romania is a land-based version of the Aegis-class ships in Spain. It offers an advanced, permanent capability to detect and intercept ballistic missile threats.

The US forward-based radar has been deployed in Turkey since 2012. It provides early warning of missile launches, as well as precise tracking information, enabling interceptors to lock on faster.

In response to the growing threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles, NATO Allies, decided in 2010 that the Alliance will develop a missile defense capability to protect all NATO European populations and territory against missile attacks. NATO missile defense draws on voluntary contributions from Allies, linking together national satellites, ships, radars and interceptor missiles under NATO command for specific tasks and periods.

NATO’s AWACS aircraft at their main operating base in Geilenkirchen, Germany. Many are deployed to forward operating bases in Greece, Italy, Norway and Turkey, or to locations elsewhere. The forward facilities are always located on an national air base.…