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Last modified: 25 May 2022
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Country: United States    Region: Overseas

Locale: Poland

Latitude: 54° 28' 44" N     Longitude: 17° 6' 27" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

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Former Słupsk-Redzikowo airbase deactivated in the 1990's
However reactivated again to host US/ NATO forces operating the SM-3 ballistic missile interceptors against possible missile attacks from the middle east region.

Due to reassessment of the threat from Iran, Washington announced a flexible system, with a combination of land- and sea-based interceptors based on the US Navy Aegis Standard Missile interceptor, SM-3. Under this plan, the US operates ship-based SM-3s in the North and Mediterranean seas and land-based SM-3s in Poland, Romania and Turkey as of 2018

Current: US Naval Support Facility Redzikowo http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnreurafcent/installations/nsf_redzikowo.html is an operational location for the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System (AAMDS) which is part of the United States’ contribution to NATO's ballistic missile defense system.

NATO ballistic missile defences build-up:
- Turkey hosts a US BMD radar at Kürecik;
- Romania hosts an Aegis Ashore site at Deveselu Airbase
- Germany hosts the command centre at Ramstein Airbase;
- Poland hosts this Aegis Ashore site at Redzikowo military base;
- Additionally, NATO may deploy multi-mission BMD-capable frigates worldwide.

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