Nuclear-capable U.S. missile base completed in Poland

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https://www.anti-spiegel.ru/2022/atomwaffenfaehige-us-raketenbasis-in-polen-fertiggestellt/

The U.S. has completed a missile base in Poland capable of attacking Russia with nuclear missiles.

In the media, there are always well-behaved reports about the US missile defense, which is already in service in Romania, and which is now to be put into service in Poland as well. “Missile defense” sounds nice and harmless, and the media always forget to tell their readers that the “defense” can easily be used for attack.

The reason are the used launchers of the type Mk-41, or “Aegis-Ashore”, because they can be used universally. These are in fact the Aegis launch pads installed on US warships to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles. They were simply set up on land in Poland and Romania and they can fire the defensive missiles as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles that can be armed with 150-kiloton nuclear bombs, you can find more details here.

This is incendiary, because it could lead to nuclear war by accident. In case of a missile launch from there, Russia does not know whether a defensive missile has been launched or whether a nuclear missile is flying towards Russia.

In addition, the “missile defense” violates the NATO-Russia Founding Act, in which NATO has committed itself not to station any soldiers permanently in Eastern Europe. NATO has been violating this for many years, but since the “quality media” does not report this, Western media users cannot understand why Russia might feel threatened.

I have translated the TASS report on the completion of the base in Poland.

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Pentagon completes missile defense base in Poland

Now assembly works and equipment installation are taking place there.

The U.S. Defense Department has completed all construction work on the Aegis Offshore Missile Defense Base near Redzikowo, Poland, and is now in the process of installing equipment. The announcement was made Wednesday by Vice Adm. John Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency, at a defense programs conference hosted by the consulting firm McAleese and Associates in Washington.

“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has helped us get everything ready,” Hill was quoted as saying by the U.S. weekly Defence News. “The equipment is already installed and we just need to get all the systems hooked up before we start testing. This is all inside work.”

As Defence News reports, the vice admiral did not specify when the base in Poland would become operational, but the missile defense agency had previously indicated that it could happen in 2022. Four SPY-1D(V) radar stations and a fire control system were already delivered to the site last May. Construction was originally scheduled to be completed in 2018, but completion was then delayed several times due to difficulties with a local construction company. “When you award contracts for the construction of military facilities in a country like Poland, you don’t have full control over the process,” Hill said, explaining the reasons for the schedule delays.

The Redzikowo base is the second U.S. missile defense site under the realization of the phased plan for a European missile defense system. The first U.S. base was established in Deveselu, Romania, and the interceptors were placed in Diest in May 2016. The Aegis Ashore systems use standard Missile-3 missile defense systems, which also equip a number of

U.S. Navy warships.

The Pentagon has requested $20.4 billion from the U.S. Congress for fiscal year 2022 (beginning Oct. 1, 2021) to continue creating and deploying various elements of missile defense systems, including $43.2 million to modernize the base in Romania and complete construction in Poland. Last fiscal year, the Missile Defense Agency requested an additional $96 million for the Redzikovo facility.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated that the deployment of Aegis Ashore systems in Eastern European countries is a violation of Washington’s commitments. According to Russian experts, the MK41 vertical missiles of these systems are capable of shooting down not only defensive missiles but also Tomahawk cruise missiles.

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