WASHINGTON: Rep. Doug Lamborn is determined to overturn an almost $200 million cut to US aid for Israeli missile defense systems. As a co-chairman of both the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus and the Missile Defense Caucus, as well as a member […]
oint U.S.-Israeli missile defense programs would be reduced by nearly $200 million under President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, prompting concern from lawmakers who have fought to keep the critical defense programs fully funded. Israeli Cooperative Programs—which include […]
Speaking to a crowd in Tel Aviv last month, former Israeli National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror emphasized a common Israeli concern about future conflicts. “Whatever will be the scenario,” he said, Israel “will have to deal with many missiles and […]
A homemade rocket ignites in the Gaza strip and screams toward a small town in Southern Israel.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. will be unveiling a new laser defense system to work in conjunction with Israel’s famous Iron Dome. Rafael, a state-owned Israel arms company, is planning to display its new “Iron Beam” system at the Singapore […]
Two explosions heard in southern city; No reports of injury or damage; security forces sweeping the area for the fallen projectile.
Intercepting and destroying projectiles in midair is costly business. Rockets, like the Qassams and Katyushas fired into Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas, cost around $1,000 each. The counter-missiles that the Iron Dome, Israel’s rocket defense system, uses to destroy incoming rockets are […]
The system is designed to deal with threats that fly on too small a trajectory to be engaged efficiently by Iron Dome. Israel plans to deploy a new missile shield known as “Iron Beam” next year which would use a […]
Even though the United States is out of Iraq and winding down its involvement in Afghanistan there will be no rest for the Department of Defense. It must recapitalize a force either worn down after a decade of war or […]
TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 14 (UPI) – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel’s second-largest state-owned defense company, is reported ready to start co-producing its Iron Dome anti-missile defense system with the Raytheon Co. of the United States, consolidating an alliance that’s already developing the […]