02 Feb '14, 12am

#US ready to assist #Poland with indigenous missile defense system - @TomaszSiemoniak @mod_pl

WARSAW — The US wants to partner with Poland as the Eastern European nation pursues its own missile defense system separate from the American system already planned for the region. “As Poland explores its options for its own missile defense capabilities, there is an unmistakable opportunity for us to forge even closer cooperation in this area, leveraging cutting-edge technology and enhanced NATO capability,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a Jan. 30 briefing at Poland’s Defence Ministry alongside his Polish counterpart, Tomasz Siemoniak. “This will benefit Poland, the United States and the entire trans-Atlantic alliance,” he said. The US is already slated to install missile interceptors in Poland by 2018, part of the Phased Adaptive Approach mission. The plan calls for deploying missile interceptors used on Navy Aegis destroyers, according to a program fact sheet...

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