US refuses to purchase Israeli Iron Dome air defense system

US refuses to purchase Israeli Iron Dome air defense system

The United States refused to purchase the Israeli Iron Dome air defense system (Iron Dome). According to the israeldefense.co.il portal, the US Department of Defense canceled the planned purchase of two additional batteries for this system.


According to the publication, the reason for the cancellation of the purchase is Israel’s refusal to provide the American military with the source codes (source codes) of the Iron Dome system. In addition, as General John Murray, the head of the US Army Advanced Development Command, said, the Israeli air defense system "did not fit" into a single US missile defense system.

Therefore, we still have two very good batteries, but we cannot integrate them into our air defense system

- declared the general.

It was previously reported that the Pentagon in August 2019 purchased two batteries of the Iron Dome system in Israel. The U.S. Department of Defense later requested permission from the U.S. Congress to purchase two more batteries from the Israeli system. According to the plans of the US military, the United States should have received two Iron Dome air defense batteries, including 12 launchers, 240 interceptor missiles, as well as a control system and radar stations, by 2023.

It was alleged that the Israeli Iron Dome system could have been adopted by the US Army due to the failure of its own air defense system based on the AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.

Meanwhile, military experts doubt that the reason for the US to abandon the Iron Dome was the inability to integrate it into the US missile defense system. The fact is that the Iron Dome has for many years been integrated into the Israeli air defense network, which consists of the vast majority of the MIM-23 Hawk, MIM-104 Patriot and David's Sling systems, which are built around American technology supplied by Raytheon.
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  1. Strashila 11 March 2020 08: 51 New
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    C'mon, the Americans followed the path of their Chinese comrades, quietly copy and in a couple of years will receive their systems based on the "operating experience" of the "iron dome".
    1. Honest Citizen 11 March 2020 08: 53 New
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      No, I suppose there is something else. Purchasing the Dome for them means their Patriots are guano.
      1. papandopala 11 March 2020 09: 01 New
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        Quote: Honest Citizen
        No, I suppose there is something else. Purchasing the Dome for them means their Patriots are guano.

        Type before writing in goggle against what, and the range of defeat the iron dome and the Patriot are completely different systems
        1. Honest Citizen 11 March 2020 09: 06 New
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          You do not want to understand one. The USA has a different doctrine. They, if they can buy anything for their MO, are only cars.
          The purchase of any air defense system, no matter what it is intended for, at what range and for what purpose, will tell American taxpayers that they pay taxes “not there”. Those. their army is unable to protect them.
          Can you imagine the picture that Russia is buying air defense systems, and at the same time threatens the whole world with hyper? Rave?
          So why do you refuse it in one case and support it in another?
          1. Graz 11 March 2020 09: 12 New
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            write nonsense, they develop and install missile defense systems in Poland, they also have missile defense systems on ships, so Strashila wrote everything correctly, they received the technology from the Jews, on their basis they will sculpt their own
            1. Strashila 11 March 2020 09: 21 New
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              Initially, the American company Raytheon was one of the developers of this system, I understand that the operation did not live up to expectations. We looked at it in business on our own, identified the jambs, decided to do it ourselves, after processing the project.
              1. borberd 11 March 2020 10: 59 New
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                From Raytheon there is only a rocket. The rest of the Israelis developed. Hoping to get the source codes and algorithms from Israel, but apparently did not grow together.
                1. Alex777 11 March 2020 21: 02 New
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                  Yes, the Pentagon has no money. Ended up.
                  So they come up with how to crawl quietly. bully
            2. knn54 11 March 2020 12: 18 New
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              "The Iron Dome is good, but not for the United States." Understand how you want ...
          2. ccsr 11 March 2020 12: 24 New
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            Quote: Honest Citizen
            You do not want to understand one. The USA has a different doctrine.

            Everything is absolutely correct - nothing to do with the codes. Yes, and it seems that when the Americans studied the Israeli system in detail, they realized that there was nothing promising from the point of view of an air defense system against the main enemy aircraft, and therefore decided that they themselves would create such a complex. That is why they sent the Israelis, just like we would have sent Lukashenko if he tried to impose something on us from his weapons designs.
    2. kiril1246 11 March 2020 09: 09 New
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      Quote: Strashila
      C'mon, the Americans followed the path of their Chinese comrades, quietly copy and in a couple of years will receive their systems based on the "operating experience" of the "iron dome".

      Not so simple. It is the software of the system that forms the basis of its successful use. Therefore, they did not begin to pass it on to the Americans, since they would definitely copy it. And they have a hardware and their own and a radar, you can choose the right one and rockets.
      1. bessmertniy 11 March 2020 09: 26 New
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        Perhaps the Americans are trying in this case to use the Indian experience - how to bring down the price of military orders. repeat
      2. MMX
        MMX 11 March 2020 18: 30 New
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        Quote: kiril1246
        Quote: Strashila
        C'mon, the Americans followed the path of their Chinese comrades, quietly copy and in a couple of years will receive their systems based on the "operating experience" of the "iron dome".

        Not so simple. It is the software of the system that forms the basis of its successful use. Therefore, they did not begin to pass it on to the Americans, since they would definitely copy it. And they have a hardware and their own and a radar, you can choose the right one and rockets.


        The Iron Dome itself was created with American money and based on American technology. Perhaps this system as a result does not meet all the requirements of the customer (USA).
  2. CAT BAIYUN 11 March 2020 08: 54 New
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    Well, the source codes do not provide - a good excuse from the purchase ... And the supply of two batteries will solve ALL issues with the American missile defense system on their continent? I doubt it ...
  3. aszzz888 11 March 2020 08: 54 New
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    Therefore, we still have two very good batteries, but we cannot integrate them into our air defense system

    - declared the general.
    And they will guard the Merikatos chicken coops, or they will bring it to sucks. laughing After all, there is no integration! laughing
    1. Nadsor 11 March 2020 08: 58 New
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      Something the United States has inspired, yet they hope to put Russia on its knees, judging by the latest events in the world?
  4. Strashila 11 March 2020 09: 04 New
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    "The Iron Dome missile defense system was developed by Raytheon, an American company, and Rafael (Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.), an Israeli company. Some of the components in the system are manufactured in the United States."
    Where is the complex actually in demand, the Middle East.
    They put the initial kit, looked, expensive and for all that there is no guarantee of complete interception.
    One must think that wasting money.
    1. voyaka uh 11 March 2020 12: 50 New
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      Raytheon developed the rockets; Rafael developed the radar and control systems.
      J.K. imprisoned for intercepting small missiles and missiles 122 to 300 mm Grad / Smerch classes.
      The Americans need him to protect their military bases in hot spots.
      1. zadorin1974 11 March 2020 14: 09 New
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        Everything is correct Alexey. The dome system is short-range, though stationary. On its territory, in principle, it does not need mattresses. To ensure the protection of all military bases in troubled areas, four weather batteries will not work. And if the Pentagon tries to voice the right amount, its Senate he will shrug at the heels. So, as stated above, the "Chinese version" rules.
  5. Mountain shooter 11 March 2020 09: 24 New
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    Sorry for the money. So all the money to their own manufacturers, developers ... jobs, profits ... import substitution in the United States is welcome laughing
  6. rocket757 11 March 2020 09: 25 New
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    In addition, as General John Murray, the head of the US Army Advanced Development Command, said, the Israeli air defense system "did not fit" into the single US missile defense system.

    Cool !!! And there is such a system there ???
  7. Paranoid50 11 March 2020 09: 35 New
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    It smacks of anti-Semitism. yes
  8. Alexey G 11 March 2020 09: 52 New
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    Well, of course, our partners need to do something, because the Russians have progress with new missiles. The Vanguards, Petrels, Sarmatians, Daggers, Caliber, as well as promising Zircons need something to answer ... and the old missile defense could not cool even North Korea with its simple developments! Probably you need to at least portray an attempt at activity! Like, "We’ll now assemble such a Perseus shield that you will not find it Russian!" Here we take our and the Israeli III ...
    But I'm afraid it's a weak bluff! The Americans could not and will not be able to prove the formula inverse to the one that says: the best defense is an attack! It is always much easier to come up with a new bullet than to create an anti-bullet that can chase bullets! Americans are funny! Putin regained the right to a draw, and therefore their entire long strategy of encircling Russia with anti-missile defense bases and the amounts spent on it flow down the toilet ... And given the fact that the Russians themselves are restoring their bases and building new ones, they have to admit their fiasco
  9. Prisoner 11 March 2020 10: 03 New
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    Well, the comedians of the Jews decided to cheat. Yeah, wait a minute! With codes broke off and came up with an excuse golem. One word mattresses.
  10. voyaka uh 11 March 2020 11: 06 New
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    The reason is unusual. Israel did not give Americans source code software.
    In many joint projects, Israel and the United States exchange technology, including software.
    Israel wanted to integrate itself, and the Americans demanded that their specialists do it.
  11. Forest 11 March 2020 11: 35 New
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    Recognize an act of anti-Semitism and force to buy at a double price.
  12. primaala 11 March 2020 13: 26 New
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    US refuses to purchase Israeli Iron Dome air defense system
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    Why is it so!? You are the brother of the "mind." laughing lol Eibo !!! Besides laughter, there are no other emotions.
    Are penguins really so ... horny !?
  13. Old26 11 March 2020 14: 16 New
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    Quote: Honest Citizen
    No, I suppose there is something else. Purchasing the Dome for them means their Patriots are guano.

    reinforced concrete logic.

    Quote: CAT BAYUN
    Well, the source codes do not provide - a good excuse from the purchase ... And the supply of two batteries will solve ALL issues with the American missile defense system on their continent? I doubt it ...

    In fact, the purchase was not to cover targets on the continent, but to cover military bases in Afghanistan and other places.
  14. lvov_aleksey 11 March 2020 19: 13 New
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    for some reason reminds me of ancient Russia (principalities): Kiev, Pskov, Novgorod, etc.
    what am I doing, if there is no harmony among friends, then what will happen among enemies !!!!