US and Germany Agree on Deployment of Long-Range Missiles to Germany in 2026

In light of NATO’s Washington Summit, the United States and Germany have agreed on the US deployment of long-range missiles, including SM-6, Tomahawk, and developmental hypersonic missiles. The White House announced that the episodic deployment would begin in 2026. Stationed in Mainz-Kastel, Germany, since 2021, the US Army’s 2nd Multi-Domain Task Force would command the missiles. The missiles possess a significantly longer range than those currently deployed to Europe.

This commitment comes against the backdrop of European NATO members’ concerns about the future of European defense following the 2024 US presidential election.