Barak to Rafael: Produce 4 additional Iron Dome batteries

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April 11, 2011 18:43

 
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Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered Rafael to immediately begin producing another four Iron Dome batteries on Monday, Israel Radio reported.

Barak informed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that he authorized the order following the US government's announcement that it would transfer $205 million for the acquisition, according to the report.

US President Barack Obama was expected to sign the necessary documents authorizing the transfer in the coming days. The funding was to fall outside of the existing security package.

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