1. Last year, the U. S. Army began forming the first of four THAAD batteries.
2. THAAD system intercept missiles use kinetic energy antipersonnel weapon to impact target and destroy it, the kinetic energy antipersonnel weapons use imaging IR seeker.
3. Two years ago, there was a successful test of THAAD (a SCUD type target was destroyed in flight) using a crew of soldiers for the first time, and not manufacturer technicians, to operate the system.
4. This is the most difficult one to accomplish and make Thaad look like child's play.
5. Three successful THAAD tests were conducted at WSMR, including the intercept of a unitary target in July 2006.
6. China and Russia oppose its deployment in Korea because THAAD could possibly be used to intercept their missiles and would enhance U. S. military capabilities in the region.
7. When asked, they repeat the three nos: no official request has come from Washington, no official consultations have been conducted and no decision has yet been made on whether to station a THAAD battery on the Korean Peninsula.
8. The THAAD missile defense system, which is equipped with radar capable of tracking objects 1, 000 kilometers (621 miles) away, is designed to intercept ballistic missiles at high altitude.
9. Last year, the U.S.Army began forming the first of four THAAD batteries.