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  • abbr. Abbreviation of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense.

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  • The U.S. is encouraging the Saudis to buy systems known as THAAD — Terminal High Altitude Defense — and to upgrade its Patriot missiles to reduce the threat from Iranian rockets.

    Saudi Arms Deal Advances

  • SESNO: This missile defense called THAAD is meant primarily to hit an incoming war head when it's already within 100 miles.

    CNN Transcript Apr 6, 2007

  • SESNO: This missile defense, called THAAD, is meant primarily to hit an incoming war head when it's already within 100 miles.

    CNN Transcript Apr 6, 2007

  • An estimated $7 billion deal to purchase the advanced missile defense system called THAAD from Lockheed Martin is still under negotiations with a final agreement to be sealed in "the near future," said Ketbi.

    Reuters: Top News

  • The U.S. is encouraging the Saudis to buy systems known as THAAD-Terminal High Altitude Defense-and to upgrade its Patriot missiles to reduce the threat from Iranian rockets.

    U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal Moves Ahead - WSJ.com

  • The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said in a proposal letter sent Monday to Congressional committees that it wants to sell the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, also known as THAAD, in order to improve the security of the UAE, one of several U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf region that is stocking up on missile defense networks to counter potential threats from nations such as Iran.

    IBTimes.com RSS Feed - Politics & Policy

  • The main item, worth up to $7 billion, is the so-called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which is built by Lockheed Martin Corp with a system radar from Raytheon Co, and could be used for possible defense against Iran

    Signs of the Times

  • He was the Director of the BMDO (Ballistic Missile Defense Organization) and was in command of the development of the Theater Air & Missile Defense System (THAAD).

    Today's NASA Administrator Gossip - Update - NASA Watch

  • The UAE would be the first overseas buyer of THAAD, the only system in any countries' arsenal said to be capable of thwarting short- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles both inside and outside the Earth's atmosphere.

    UAE said to trim planned US missile-defense purchase

  • That notice said the UAE had requested three THAAD "fire units" with 147 THAAD missiles, four THAAD radar sets, six communications systems, nine launchers and related gear.

    UAE said to trim planned US missile-defense purchase

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