Alongside the Patriot air defense system, the United States redeployed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense air in Saudi Arabia.
The installation includes six THAAD missile defense missiles and two Patriot launchers and is compatible with the AN / TPY-2 radar.
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is an American anti-ballistic missile defense system designed to shoot down short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase by intercepting with a hit-to-kill approach.
Guidance system: Indium-antimonide imaging infra-red seeker head
Operational range: Greater than 200 km (120 mi; 110 nmi)
Flight ceiling: 150 km (93 mi)
Used by: United States Army
Maximum speed: Mach 8.24 (10,094.36 km/h; 6,272.35 mph; 2.803990 km/s)
No. built: numerous