domingo, 16 de junio de 2013

US House triples missile funding to Israel

The US House of Representatives Armed Service Committee tripled President Barack Obama’s request for missile defense collaboration with Israel and sought to include the United States in Iron Dome development.
The increase in the National Defense Authorization Act from $96 million to $284 million referred from the committee in a 59-2 vote June 6 to the full House includes an additional $15 million in funding for Iron Dome, the short range anti-missile program.
Unlike other missile defense collaborative programs, such as the Arrow, Israel until now has maintained propriety over Iron Dome. Moneys for missile defense collaboration are separate from the average $3 billion annually in defense assistance Israel gets from the United States.

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