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U.S. Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System Poland


SHIELD: Argent, three wavy bars Azure, ebruised by an enté en point enbowed Vert a compass rose Argent, on a wavy chief Gules three caltrips in fess the centre larger Or.

CREST: From a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure a griffin rampant Gules holding in his claws a trident Or.

SUPPORTERS: Behind the shield two flags in saltire, on the left the American flag and on the right the Polish flag, Proper.

MOTTO: On a scroll Argent, doubled Gules, the words “W JEDNOŚCI SIŁA” (STRENGTH IN UNITY) in letters of the last.


The coat of arms in full color as in the blazon, all upon a white background and enclosed within a dark blue border with straight sides arched at the top and bottom, edged on the outside with a gold rope and bearing the name “U.S. AEGIS ASHORE MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM” at top and “POLAND” in base all in gold.


SHIELD: Red and white are the colors of the Polish flag and represent the host nation of the U.S. Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System. The waves symbolize the Navy’s mission brought ashore. The caltrips denote the three missile launchers and the version of the Standard Missile interceptor (SM-3) used in the weapon system. The prominent green field symbolizes the ashore aspect of this Navy system, and the four-pointed NATO pole star emphasizes the mission of Aegis Ashore to conduct ballistic missile defense of allies and partners in the European region.
CREST: The griffin, a symbol of strength, military courage and leadership, has traits of Protector, Guardian, Steadfast Vigilance and is styled like the heraldic eagle displayed on the Polish flag. Here colored in red to convey courage during battle. The clutched trident represents sea power, as the Aegis weapon system, initially developed for battle group defense at sea, is now poised from land to search for, track and intercept ballistic missiles.
SUPPORTERS: The crossed flags convey the partnership between two NATO nations.
MOTTO: “W Jedności Siła” is a Polish phrase meaning “Strength in Unity.” The motto reflects the strength of relationship between NATO, the United States and host nation and the resolve to promote security and steadfast commitment to enhancing regional cooperation in Europe.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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