Anatolian Protector : Missile Defence in Action

21-01-2013

Syrian short range ballistic missiles may reach major Turkish cities in the Anatolian province. Turkey has no own missile defence system. DE, NL and US are the three allies deploying missile defence systems to Turkey. Three major population centres and NATO installations will be under the missile defence shield. Russia, Syria and Iran see the missile deployment as a prelude to a NATO led intervention. NATO's theatre ballistic missile defence capability developed since 2005 is operational since early 2011. A system capable of protecting European population and territory. Europe is the junior partner in missile defence. Effective integration of Russia could reduce tensions and improve missile defence. Anatolian Protector has many advantages, little disadvantages. Engagement generates experience and helps justifying future capability improvements.

Syrian short range ballistic missiles may reach major Turkish cities in the Anatolian province. Turkey has no own missile defence system. DE, NL and US are the three allies deploying missile defence systems to Turkey. Three major population centres and NATO installations will be under the missile defence shield. Russia, Syria and Iran see the missile deployment as a prelude to a NATO led intervention. NATO's theatre ballistic missile defence capability developed since 2005 is operational since early 2011. A system capable of protecting European population and territory. Europe is the junior partner in missile defence. Effective integration of Russia could reduce tensions and improve missile defence. Anatolian Protector has many advantages, little disadvantages. Engagement generates experience and helps justifying future capability improvements.