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here are two official annoncements regarding further usage of this airfield:

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http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/162446.htm

"United States Ballistic Missile Defense Site at Deveselu Air Base in Romania"

Fact Sheet

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

May 3, 2011

"The United States and Romania jointly selected the Deveselu Air Base near Caracal, Romania, to host a U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System which employs the SM-3 interceptor (also referred to as the “Aegis Ashore System”). The deployment to Romania is anticipated to occur in the 2015 timeframe as part of the second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) – the U.S. national contribution to a NATO missile defense architecture.

The EPAA will provide protection of NATO European territories and populations, and augment protection of the United States, against the increasing threats posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles from the Middle East. At the November 2010 NATO Summit, the Alliance welcomed the EPAA as a U.S. national contribution to the NATO missile defense capability."

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http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=6403539&c=LAN&s=AME

Romania Air Base to Host U.S. Missile Shield

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Published: 3 May 2011 18:50

"DEVESELU, Romania - Bucharest said May 3 that U.S. missile interceptors would be deployed in southern Romania, a key link in Europe for a defense shield, prompting Moscow to ask for "safeguards" from Washington.

Romania and the United States have been negotiating for more than a year about the deployment of ballistic missile interceptors, which should be operational by 2015.

"We have decided that the anti-missile shield will be deployed at the former airbase at Deveselu," Romanian President Traian Basescu said in a televised address.

Moscow, which fears the shield could be turned against Russia, swiftly demanded assurances from Washington."

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Reply to @robert: Updated -- thanks.

Thu, 10 Sep 2009
 

By information from LRCV opertions manager (and by info from Jepessen VFR charts) this airport is closed for several years now.