US Prepares To Invest Further In Israel Buying Military Technology

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US Prepares To Invest Further In Israel Buying Military Technology

The US military is considering purchasing Israel’s Iron Dome for its European defenses.

Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the main contractor of Iron Dome, and Raytheon, its US partner for the system’s production, are reported to be working to transform the Israeli interceptor into an American system to defend forward-deployed US forces.

The Iron Dome is planned to be used as a short-range air-defense solution as a clutch. It would support the THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system intercepting and destroying short, medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles.

The US Army needs an interim solution to protect the ground troops against an increasingly wide range of aerial threats, including short-range projectiles, until a permanent solution is put in place, especially in the European arena. If the US decides to purchase the system, it would be fully produced in the United States by Raytheon with Rafael as a subcontractor, with Rafael ready to transfer the knowledge and production file.

Iron Dome is reported as having gone up against three other options, including systems by Boeing and General Dynamics Land Systems’ specially armed Stryker vehicles. Designed to shoot down short-range rockets, it is able to calculate when rockets will land in open areas, choosing not to intercept them. The system carries 24 pounds of explosives and can intercept an incoming projectile from four to 70 kilometers away.

This isn’t the first time the US considers arming itself with Israeli-produced armaments. The US Army plans to test Israeli-made Trophy active protection systems on their  M1A2 SEPv2 Armor Brigade Combat Team. Looks like buying military equipment is yet another for the US to invest funds into Israel.

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  • Derapage

    Too proud and asshole to buy Pantsir?

    • Wahid Algiers

      Not bad. So they can’ t copy it in a chinese manner :-)

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Russia should counter each move and sell defense systems to the Lebanese army.

    • Wahid Algiers

      …and Hezbollah, the real armed forces of Lebanon.

  • Jesus

    US wants to give Raphael some business, the Iron dome has its controversies, it is expensive compared to an unguided rocket, artilery or mortar shell. US forward units in Europe will be facing a vast array of Russian artillery, SPGs and MLRS along with tactical ballistic missiles, easily overwhelming Iron dome defenses. It is one thing for Hamas to fire some Qassam rockets, the iron dome can overcome, it it another thing to fire concentrated volleys of rockets or artilery shells that would deplete the missiles and render the positions it is supposed to defend…..defenseless.

    This is more of a Israeli hype synonymous to US’s hype, always over estimating their equipment so they can sell.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      tremble jesu and hezbollah!

      • Manfred Pleyer

        U Mossad-Bitch, u spread a lot of Propaganda here like dutchnational

        • Wahid Algiers

          And Jens Holm….three pro zionist/kurdish dreamers.

          • RichardD

            Israelistan is next on the Syrian government coalition to do list after they secure the Iraq border.

          • Wahid Algiers

            Hopefully. One after the other. Time now is on our side.

          • RichardD

            And Russia and Iran fortunately.

          • Störtebembel

            woho, big big aiming… lol… beware, you may wake up and your bed may be wet…

          • RichardD

            You’re a head case.

          • RichardD

            There’s also the good buddies of the Arabs like PZJI, the Chaim Weizmanns of ziotrolls here:
            https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/Weizmann_and_feisal_1918.jpg/250px-Weizmann_and_feisal_1918.jpg

          • Solomon Krupacek

            how are you, cuckold?

          • Wahid Algiers

            Fine. And you cock-stopped?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            in your wife

        • Solomon Krupacek

          pff!

      • Jesus

        The axis of evil should tremble, iron dome is insufficient in stopping thousands or tens of thousands of Heznollah long range rockets. Mossad and IDF should tremble.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          hb was never able to saturate iron dome

      • Wahid Algiers

        The only trembling subjects are Israhell and you, when your vodka bottle is empty.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          you as russian booze vodka

          • Wahid Algiers

            I like German or Czech (also German) beer – especially PILSENER.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            bon appetit. i am wine oriented.

          • Wahid Algiers

            So have a glass on weekend on the Syrian victory (far away sure, but more possible than in 2014, 2015 and half of 2016))

          • Solomon Krupacek

            i wish victory for assad. but he disappointed me.

  • Manfred Pleyer

    Soon syrians fight against zioNazi-israelis.

  • Bob

    So US is hoping to force the EU-NATO to buy hardware off Israel and in effect subsidize their economy despite European reservations about Israel – great work AIPAC and host of US based Isreali lobbyists.

    • dutchnational

      I would be proud to have Israeli systems in our military as long as they enhance our capabilities. I give squat for your feelings about Israel.

      Btw, Israel does not need our money in arms sales. They sell plenty to countries like Turkey, Azarbaijan, India and others.

      • Bob

        But alas, you are not in ‘Dutch’ military acquisitions, so indeed, your feelings count for squat.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        They are not even taking anything out and give you a false sense of security, they take out transponder missiles other than that it’s a cheat system and deceptive and not worth a plug nickel. The computer lies and tells you how many it would have taken out and not actual count.They have video of a missile landing in Israel from Hamas it was similar to a stink bomb going off and no real damage.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    The U.S. has propped up this genocidal nation and sacrificed the welfare of its own people to no good effect. Quite the reverse.
    It’s not even a gift to US arms manufacturers who are now running US foreign policy. When Israel gets its billions each and every year, it’s not even required to buy US arms. In fact Israel competes with the U.S. in this market. Israel has no debt and universal healthcare.

  • Helen4Yemen

    https://i.imgur.com/GImWebt.jpg

    The Israelis = an invented people

    • Solomon Krupacek

      bikeanarchist dutchnational • 25 minutes ago

      Being Jewish is NOT a race.

      https://southfront.org/isis-attacks-syrian-police-headquarters-damascus-city-photos/

      • Helen4Yemen

        Why are German, Ugandan, Chinese, Lithuanian, Iraq and many other nationalities doing on Arab land?

      • George King

        Being Zionist is racist, hence goy, Talmud and mass murderers……..

        • Solomon Krupacek

          Being Zionist is racist

          nationalist

  • RichardD

    The evil Jew pedophile cult that rapes 1,000 children a week, infects them with venereal disease, brain damages, and kills them, needs to be outlawed. And gotten out of American politics, media, finance and academia.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2U5-1tWQAMS_wK.jpg

  • dutchnational

    Except for the Iron Dome, US has also bought a system to upgrade or install missile interception for tanks, a system to counter ATM’s that are rather effective and will now become a bit obsolete, that is until those are upgraded too.