U.S. to Purchase Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense, Citing ‘Immediate Need’

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Haaretz
U.S. to Purchase Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense, Citing ‘Immediate Need’

The U.S. military said Wednesday it plans to buy a limited number of Iron Dome missile defense systems from Israel to fill a short-term need for interim indirect fire protection capability.

“The Iron Dome will be assessed and experimented as a system that is currently available to protect deployed U.S. military service members against a wide variety of indirect fire threats and aerial threats,” the U.S. army said in a statement.

According to a statement from Israel’s Defense Ministry, the American military told Israel it had decided to purchase the systems “for immediate needs of the U.S. army.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as defense minister, called this a “great achievement for Israel” and “further proof of our solid bond with the U.S., as well of Israel’s rising status in the world.”

“Israel has an Iron Dome and an iron fist. Our systems can face any threat,” Netanyahu added.

The purchase will be made as part of an agreement between Israel’s Defense Ministry and the U.S. Department of Defense.

In late 2017, the system was on display at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. army, a professional association for officers, and Pentagon officials for the first reportedly expressed interest in buying it.

Developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries, the system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells and has been in use by the Israel Defense Forces since 2011.

In 2010, Singapore was reportedly planning to buy the system and in December 2016 Azerbaijan’s Defense Industry Minister Yavar Jamalov said his country had reached a decision to buy it.


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9 COMMENTS

  1. This is noteworthy news that raises so many Questions ……. How much will be the Israelis be ripping off USA in this deal ? …….. How can the so called Iron Dome be better than the Patriot System ? What are the Advantages or the Differences ? ……… What would be the Specifications of Iron Dome andd What’s the Complete Specifications of Patriot ? Abilities ? ……… We know that S-400 can probably engage 80+ Target Simultaneously to Destroy them like 400 kms away ………. Best I know about Patriot System is that it’s range is 100 kms only …………. Also Raising the Question about the source of Technologies that might be contributing to this Iron Dome …….. one thing is Clear Israel Always has Access to Everything USA through Traitors like Johnathan Pollard so Definately American Science went into it PLUS I bet through Their Bolshevik sources in Russia they must know a few complications of the Russian S-X00 , surely some S-400 Technology was ripped off from Russians too ….. Israelis are Fair , They Screw Everyone …….

    • I can bet that this Requisition came from and is Signed by … the USA Infesting Zionists in Govt of USA , once again the Infestation is marketing unknown crap but the sale is sure shot coz the customer is slave to Israel that can never Refuse the Masters Orders ….. Like Maybe it was Sharon or OR Maybe Bibi ” We the Jews Own America And The Americans Know it “, nobody knows much but I do remember Obama pulled out American ships needed to complete the Iron Dome System ….. it was a sudden withdrawl a USAN Ship , some Advanced Radar Ship that held up the concept of an Iron Dome over Israel been reported …….. Back in Obama’s era Israeli Defensive System was Actively reliant on those USA Ships with strong RADAR Capabilities …. I wonder what’s changed now ……

  2. Another disgusting joke on all good Americans by the criminals in Israel and the criminals in our own so called defense department, who aided and abetted the Israelis in doing 9/11/01. America and the
    so called defense department are all traitor whores who should be sitting in a jail cell for life.