According to observers of Chinese website Sina, the USA's THAAD air defense system is designed for the destruction of ballistic and cruise missiles. The American system can intercept ballistic weapons even in the lower atmosphere. The warhead of a rocket with kinetic energy can reach speeds of up to 2.8 kilometers per second, reaching a maximum destruction height of 200 kilometers.
According to Chinese observers, a number of NATO countries would like to acquire the Russian Triumph systems, but they do not want to fall under the sanctions, as it happened to Turkey.
The S-400 Triumph is a new generation long- and medium-range anti-aircraft missile system. It is designed to strike strategic and tactical aircraft, ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets and other air attack weapons under conditions of electronic and other types of interference.
The THAAD (Terminal High Atitude Area Defense) is an American anti-missile system designed to intercept medium-range missiles. It is manufactured by Lockheed Martin. The complex has been in service with the US army since 2008.
NATO's Boeing P-8 Poseidon was circling above the easternmost point of Romania at the time of the missile strike on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol