US will install long-range missiles in Germany

The US will begin installing long-range missiles in Germany in 2026 to show its commitment to NATO and European defense.

The United States plans to install the SM6 standard missile, the Tomahawk cruise missile, and hypersonic weapons with a range greater than those in Europe, the Reuters news agency said in a joint statement.

Both the WMA Hawk and the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) are manufactured by RTX’s Raytheon division.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed in 1987 between the Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev and former US President Ronald Reagan, banned land-based missiles with a range of more than 500 kilometers until 2019.

It was the first time that the two superpowers had agreed to reduce their nuclear arsenals and eliminate an entire range of weapons.

According to the signatories, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic they have destroyed their missiles in the 1990s, followed by Slovakia and Bulgaria.

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The US withdrew from the INF Treaty in 2019, saying Moscow violated the agreement.

The US has accused Russia of developing the 9M729 ground-launched cruise missile, known to NATO as the SSC-8.

Russian President Vladimir Putin also said in late June that Moscow would have to restart production of short- and medium-range nuclear-capable missiles as the United States deploys similar missiles in Europe and Asia.

Putin said Russia had promised not to install such missiles, but the United States had resumed production, taking them to Denmark and the Philippines for exercises.

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