US to deploy Tomahawk cruise missiles, other weapons in Germany starting 2026

(MENAFN) The United States and Germany announced their plans to temporarily deploy Tomahawk cruise missiles and other advanced long-range weapons in Germany starting from 2026. This decision, revealed in a joint statement during the NATO summit, is aimed at bolstering military deterrence and enhancing defense capabilities for European partner countries within the alliance.

According to the statement, the deployment will include SM6 air defense missiles and newly developed hypersonic weapons, which possess significantly extended ranges compared to existing ground systems in Europe. These measures are intended to strengthen defenses against potential threats and to protect strategic interests across the region.

Tomahawk cruise missiles, known for their ability to operate at low altitudes deep within hostile territories, are designed to target critical installations such as command centers, bunkers, and radar facilities. They are typically launched from naval vessels or submarines, providing flexibility and precision in strike capabilities.

In contrast, the German Taurus missile, which is also mentioned, is air-launched and shares similar capabilities in penetrating hostile airspace to strike high-value targets with precision.

The deployment of these advanced weapons underscores the ongoing commitment of the United States and its European allies to enhance collective defense capabilities within NATO, ensuring a robust deterrent against potential adversaries and reinforcing regional security arrangements. This initiative is part of broader efforts to maintain stability and deterrence in the face of evolving geopolitical challenges in Europe and beyond.



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