Jointly funded programs, which include Israel’s advanced missile defense systems, receive budget boost WASHINGTON – The final version of the congressional defense budget triples the Obama administration’s request for funding for joint US-Israel defense cooperation.The $284 million in the budget […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A compromise defense bill proposed on Monday by U.S. lawmakers would boost spending on missile defense by $358 million to $9.5 billion, mandating an additional homeland defense radar and increasing funding for U.S.-Israeli cooperative efforts. Leaders of […]
Israel’s missile defenses are effective in limited conflicts, but no substitute for diplomacy.
Is Iron Dome based on a flawed concept, waiting to fail? A recent article by aeronautics expert Nathan Farber sheds much doubt on official IDF figures regarding Iron Dome’s success rate and the feasibility of missile-based anti-missile defense. Nathan Farber […]
For years, Israel has claimed it is the leader of multi-tiered missile interception systems. Skeptical voices are rarely heard, but they do exist, maintaining that Israel’s interception system is far from infallible, Al-Akhbar wrote. An Israeli expert expressed his skepticism […]
JERUSALEM — Militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets toward Israel on Monday, one of which was shot down by the country’s powerful missile defense system, the military said. The army said the defense battery — known as the […]
September 12, 2013 – The feasibility of transferring a part of the production of the interceptor missiles to the US, in order to speed up production rate and utilize US aid funds, is currently under examination IsraelDefense has learned that […]
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, one of Israel’s leading defense companies, and the Raytheon Co., based in the United States, are reported to be seeking to integrate the jointly funded Israeli-made Stunner air-defense interceptor missile into an advanced version of the U.S. Patriot system.
Israel Aerospace Industries is developing a new version of the “Arrow” missile that will be quicker and more accurate. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing a new version of the “Arrow” missile that will be quicker and more accurate than […]
September 9, 2013 – Deliberate neutrality and ambiguity have thus far governed Israel’s reaction to the Syrian civil war, but America’s deliberations over whether to strike Assad have revealed its true stance. “We take no part in Syria’s civil war; but if […]