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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fort Sill unveils THAAD training center

A training facility that houses a new high-tech missile defense system was unveiled Friday on Fort Sill.

Soldiers just started training on it within the last couple of weeks. It's called the “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense” system, or THAAD for short. It gives the Army the ability to counter ballistic missile threats across the globe. The new facility includes classrooms and storage space for all the elements of the system.

The new system allows soldiers to detect their targets earlier. THAAD can go further and higher than any other current system in the Army's arsenal. Brigadier General Christopher Spillman says the answer is simple as to why they need the artillery system.

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