The United States has begun installing Aegis Ashore missile defense systems in Poland. It is expected that these systems will be put into operation in Poland in 2022. This was reported by the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
It is noted that in March, the operation of the SPY-1D(V) radar and the fire control system, was tested at the Redzikovo base in northern Poland.
The Aegis Ashore system uses a Standard Missile-3 interceptor, which does not carry an explosive warhead, but intercepts and destroys enemy missiles kinetically.
When completed, the Aegis Ashore facility in Poland will become the second coastal missile defense facility in Europe. These systems protect the forces of the United States and European NATO allies in the region from existing and emerging threats from ballistic missiles that arise outside of Europe.