US to help Israel buy 4 more Iron Dome interceptors

By REUTERS
May 26, 2011 01:53

 
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WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is planning to help Israel buy four more Iron Dome short-range anti-rocket batteries, the head of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said on Wednesday.

"In our budget, we have a proposal to assist with procurement of four more batteries," Army Lieutenant General Patrick O'Reilly, the agency's director, told the US Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee.

The batteries consist of a mobile air defense system with a radar-guided interceptor missile launched from a truck-sized firing platform.

O'Reilly was referring to fiscal 2011 funding of $203.8 million added last June at the request of President Barack Obama, agency spokesman Richard Lehner said in an email. The goal was to spur production and deployment of the system, the first direct US investment in the project.

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