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Interceptor Missiles in Poland Cause Concern in Russia

Sergey Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister (who the day before said NATO ships in the Black Sea could be directly bombed next time), was cited by TASS today stating his country would reconsider its military plans if the Pentagon goes ahead with stationing Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors in Poland.

The so-called missile defense interceptors will be a complement to the estimated twelve SM-3 Block IIA missiles that were deployed to Romania five years ago.

Part of what is called Aegis Ashore or European Phased Adaptive Approach, the SM-3s are to be based in the Polish city of Redzikowo by next year.

Aegis Ashore was introduced by the Barack Obama administration in 2009 as a substitute for an earlier plan to deploy a Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system with missiles in Poland and a forward-based X-band radar in the Czech Republic.