The US intends to install in Romania three interception missiles groups, which would hold 24 SM-3 interceptors. But the issue is still to be negotiated, US under-state secretary Ellen Tauscher declared, quoted by

The Americans will discuss what exactly will be installed in Romania. Tauscher assumes it will be three groups, which means 24 interception missiles. But, as she mentioned, the negotiations are not over yet.

Tauscher mentioned Russia as well, indicating that the US informed Russia constantly on everything that the American missile shield gradual adaptive system meant and its four phases.

According to Ellen Tauscher, her Russian colleagues have been informed about her visit to Romania and about President Obama's intention to propose to Romania to become the receiver of the second phase of the American missile shield plan, which entails the creation of a SM-3 interception missiles base, a ground base.