Panetta: U.S. to give Israel additional $70 million for Iron Dome

18.05.2012                      26.Ijar. 5772                    Tag 41 des Omer

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Panetta: U.S. to give Israel additional $70 million for Iron Dome

Defense Minister Barak meets with U.S. Defense Secretary in the Pentagon, welcomes new U.S. aid; Israel has already received $205 million from the U.S. to support the short-range missile defense system.

The Pentagon will seek to provide Israel with an additional $70 million in the coming months for its Iron Dome short-range rocket shield, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said after a meeting with Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday.
So far, the United States has provided $205 million to support the Iron Dome, manufactured by Israel's state-owned Raphael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd….