Missile Defense

Missile Defense Watch: USA and Israel in $205 Million Missile Defense Deal

THAAD – Terminal High Altitude Area Defense

Reuters: House seeks tighter U.S.-Israeli missile defenses

The U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a measure aimed at weaving closer U.S. and Israeli defenses against ballistic missiles of the type that could be fired by Iran.

Part of a $504 billion defense spending bill passed Thursday, the measure would redirect $205 million in Defense Department funds toward projects already underway in

It would provide $25 million more for Arrow missile co-production and integration, $45 million for a U.S.-Israeli short-range missile defense system dubbed “David’s Sling” and $135 million to buy a Theater High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, fire unit.

All three projects involve interceptors designed to shoot down ballistic missiles in the terminal phase of their flight paths.

As Iran blusters, missile defense capability in the Middle East continues.

A missile shield will afford Israel some civilian population solace and outright protection from a missile attack by Iran when the United States and Israel decide to end Iran’s nuclear weapon’s program.  Also, combined with the Israeli nuclear capability immunize herself from missile “blackmail.”

Israel has already tested and deployed their Arrow system and the USA THAAD system has had some notable success in recent tests.

Note the House fully funded the President’s request.

Stay tuned…….


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