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Pentagon to Evaluate 5 Potential Missile Interceptor Sites

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The Defense Department is evaluating five potential locations in the U.S. where the agency could deploy ground-based missile interceptors.

DoD’s team will work to visit each candidate site in order to gather data on electrical power supply, water resources, transportation access and other infrastructural information, DoD said Thursday.

Navy Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said the Defense Department is reviewing those sites for plans to deploy additional ground-based interceptors in compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013.

The sites are in Fort Drum, N.Y.; Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vt.; Naval Air Station Portsmouth SERE Training Area, Maine; Camp Ravenna Joint Training Center, Ohio and Fort Custer Training Center, Mich., which are run by the Defense Department and the National Guard.

DoD intends to complete the study and the environmental impact assessment in order to lessen the time required to construct the facility, Syring said.

Pentagon officials say the environmental impact review will complete in 18 to 24 months.

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