Polish and Danish Leaders Discuss European "Iron Dome"

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.16 - 2024 9:52 AM CET

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Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen discussed the idea of ​​an "iron dome" over Europe.

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In a recent meeting, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his Danish counterpart, Mette Frederiksen, discussed plans for a collective air defense system to shield European cities from aerial attacks in case of war.

Inspired by Israel's renowned Iron Dome air defense system, the concept symbolizes a robust protective shield capable of intercepting and neutralizing incoming missiles and other aerial threats.

Tusk's announcement came after a meeting with Frederiksen in Poland, where both leaders aligned on the urgency of such a defense mechanism for Europe.

"I am glad that the Prime Minister responded positively to Poland's proposal to join the project of creating an effective 'Iron Dome' to protect the European sky from potential missile attacks," Tusk stated.

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Donald Tusk commented on the issue of aid to Ukraine and then noted that Europe is also a "danger zone."

The proposal for a pan-European air defense system was first put forward by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in late 2022.

Scholz previously estimated that the development of such a system could take approximately five years.

The system aims to provide a collective shield for European cities, mirroring the success of similar systems that have been pivotal in defending urban areas in other parts of the world.

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