September 19, 2020

Amid local protests, key THAAD components deployed in South Korea

Deployment almost complete, system can be operational within 24 hours: military expert

More than 30 key parts of the U.S.-made THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system arrived at the Seongju site in South Korea at 4 am on Wednesday morning, bringing the deployment of the system, which began in March, just a few components away from completion.

The move encountered heavy local resistance. “The cars are coming!” an anti-THAAD activist shouted through his megaphone, as vehicles mounted with parts, such as the controversial X-Band Radar and launchers, started to roll down the road connected to the deployment site at around 04:43 a.m. Seoul time.