U.S. Navy certifies Aegis Ashore site in Europe

DEVESLU, Romania. U.S. Navy officials certified the first Aegis Ashore site at Deveslu Air Force Base in Romania for operational use; it is now monitoring southern Europe for ballistic missile threats.

The activation of the system fulfills phase II of the European Phased Adaptive Approach, a plan to protect deployed U.S. forces and European allies from . Lockheed Martin is currently in the production process for a second including SPY arrays in Europe, which will be located in Poland.

Lockheed Martin officials say, testing and installation contracts have not been awarded yet, but U.S. Agency officials are expected to award contracts this spring.

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