Legislation inked by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Friday establishes the scope of the nation's new missile defense program, the Warsaw Business Journal reported.
Poland has said it needs domestic protection against short- and medium-range airborne threats even as it prepares to host missile interceptors under a developing U.S.-NATO European shield.
The bill requires Poland to begin building its shield next year and to finish work within a decade. The Defense Ministry can use 4 to 5 percent of its yearly funding for the work.
The Polish shield would ultimately be connected to NATO's antimissile infrastructure.