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Netherlands to join NATO missile defense program

RIA Novosti

23:45 28/09/2011 MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti) - The Netherlands will contribute to the NATO missile shield to protect Europe against missile attacks from countries such as Iran, the NRC Handelsblad newspaper said.

The Defense Ministry has approved a 250 million euro program to modernize the air-defense radar system and frigates for the sea-based defense system, the paper said.

The system will allow missiles to be spotted and tracked, NATO officials say.

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