Poland wants own segment in US missile defense

AP News
Posted: Aug 06, 2012 8:37 AM
Poland wants own segment in US missile defense

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president says his nation should build its own protective segment within the missile defense system the U.S. is planning to develop in Europe.

In an interview with Monday's issue of Wprost magazine, confirmed by his office, President Bronislaw Komorowski says he will propose a plan for Poland's own land and air defense system.

President Barack Obama wants to place land and sea-based radars and interceptors in several European locations as a shield against possible missile attack from Iran. The early phases of the plan call for using Aegis radars on ships and a more powerful radar based in Turkey. Later phases call for moving Aegis radars to Romania and Poland.

Poland, Romania and Turkey have signed basing agreements and the plan is backed by NATO.