• The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or simply abbreviated as THAAD, is a missile defence system that is designed to intercept and destroy short and medium-range ballistic missiles in their final flight phase.
  • First proposed in 1987 and then finally deployed in 2008, the THAAD cannot be used as a form of attack against an enemy.
  • Its role, by use of a powerful radar, is to simply track and destroy missiles before they are launched.