Washington will spend in 2016, 9, $ 6 billion for the missile defense program, said on the first day of the week at a press conference in the Pentagon Director of the missile defense Agency Vice Admiral James Fife.
He said that his office of this amount is due 8, $ 1 billion. The Fife noticed that the requested funds will allow us to improve the system of protection of the American public from the growing missile threat "from North Korea and the potential missile threat" from Iran. In these purposes the United States suggest by the end of 2017 to increase to 40 the number of interceptor missiles at an army base Fort Greely, Alaska. Now there are 26 missiles, and four more installed at the base Vandenberg air force in California, reports a news Agency. Vice Admiral told that the organization missile defense wants to improve warhead missile-interceptor mine placement and plans to conduct a series of tests. It is planned that these purposes Will be allocated 279 million dollars. The military budget of the United States at the 2016 fiscal year, which begins October 1, also provides for further improvement of the Patriot and Thaad. Will continue to support Israel in the modernization of the anti-ballistic missile system " Iron dome ", "Arrow" and " Slingshot of David." In addition, the United States has plans to continue developing new interceptor missile for Aegis MISSILE defense systems. They have long been used on us Navy ships and will be used in land-based units As part of an integrated missile defense system that the United States create together with their counterparts at NATO. As was stated by the head of the Ministry of defense of the United States Chuck Hagel, the us missile defense elements on the 1st, second and third stages of the creation of adaptive phased MISSILE defense system in the European Union, as well as among them in Poland and Romania, will provide cover the entire territory of the European NATO countries to 2018 ". The American administration have stressed on many occasions that these plans are intended to provide protection against missile dangers from Iran and North Korea and is not directed against Russia. Moscow, however, expressed concern that the so-called adaptive approach the United States to deploy a MISSILE defense system in the EU will create at a certain stage of the danger of Russian strategic forces and weaken their nuclear deterrent. Washington and Moscow for several years discussing these issues on a bilateral consultations on MISSILE defense, but in April 2014 USA stopped them because of the situation around Ukraine.