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NATO step closer to BMD capability

13th April 2012 - 12:24 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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NATO has successfully conducted an exercise to assess the readiness of its operational headquarters ahead of the anticipated future territorial ballistic missile defence capability.

The C2 capability passed this testing on 4-5 April at the Headquarters Allied Air Command (HQ AC) in Ramstein, Germany, a NATO statement released on 11 April said, and included a series of simulated engagements using assets from across the alliance.

In order to test the missile attack counteraction capability, the HQ AC was linked with Patriot missile-defence batteries in Germany and the Netherlands; USS The Sullivans in the Mediterranean; and NATO and US command elements

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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