US missile defense system in Poland delayed by four years

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The construction delays of the Polish part of the US missile shield that NATO wants to install in Eastern Europe will lead to a postponement of four years from taking office.

The American anti-missile shield project , which is being implemented in Poland, is experiencing a delay of at least four years, reports the agency Bloomberg which refers to US officials.

According to US Missile Defense Agency spokesperson Heather Cavaliere, the United States hopes that the shield will be “operational” in 2022. However, it was initially planned that the project be completed in December 2018, said Bloomberg.

Mrs. Cavaliere notes “construction delays” on the part of the British group John Wood Group Plc which deals with the project. For his part, the director of the agency, Vice-Admiral Jon Hill, recently announced that the Polish shield was ” nearly 92% complete”, but the missing part is that “which we need most” .

John Wood Group spokesperson Eamonn Collins said his company was determined to complete the job “as quickly and safely as possible”.

System supposed to counter Iranian threat

According to the Atlantic Alliance, the device in question, which will ultimately protect the entire European continent, has become necessary because of the threat emanating from certain states, notably Iran .

Russia, for its part, considers it a threat to its own security and sees it as a provocation by NATO.


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