The United States will supply two Iron Dome missile defense systems to Israel as part of a “leaseback”
The United States will supply Israel with two Iron Dome missile defense systems once purchased by the Americans from the Jewish state. Reuters reports this.
According to the British agency, citing high-ranking sources in the United States, Washington has decided to transfer two Iron Dome missile defense systems to Israel as part of the so-called “leaseback”. That is, the Americans give the anti-aircraft systems purchased from them for temporary use to the Israelis. Delivery will take place in the near future, there is no information about leasing payment.
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As already reported, the United States, as part of military assistance, has already sent Israel a certain number of missiles for anti-aircraft systems, including those for the Iron Dome, and promises to continue deliveries. Joe Biden, who visited Israel and met with Benjamin Netanyahu, promised to go to Congress to get permission for "unprecedented aid" to Israel.
Previously, a number of military experts suggested that if rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip and the Lebanese Hezbollah continue, the Israeli missile defense system simply will not be able to intercept such a number of missiles. Therefore, supplies of air defense systems and ammunition for them will now go to Israel, and not to Ukraine, although Zelensky from every podium demands as many air defense systems as possible to protect against Russian missiles and drones. However, the near future will show how the situation will develop further.
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