March 4, 2019 / 1:09 PM / 14 days ago

U.S. says deployed THAAD missile defence system to Israel

BERLIN, March 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has deployed an advanced missile defence system to Israel, a spokeswoman for the U.S. European Command said on Monday.

The move was intended to test the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy such weapons around the world, said the spokeswoman.

Citing security reasons, she declined to say how long it took to move the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is built by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to Israel.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; editing by Thomas Seythal

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