Germany looking to acquire Israeli Arrow 3 system
A new German endeavor into defense will see Berlin looking into acquiring the Israeli-made Arrow 3 anti-missile system.
Berlin, which has been upping its defense endeavors following the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, is seeking to acquire the Israeli occupation's Arrow 3 anti-missile defense system, the German Bild newspaper reported on Sunday.
The German outlet said the decision was yet to be made official, but Chancellor Olaf Scholz's Social Democratic Party (SPD) supports the acquisition of the system.
The main rapporteur on the budget committee for the defense budget, Andreas Schwarz, told the Bild, "We have to protect ourselves better against the threat from Russia. For this, we need a Germany-wide anti-missile protection umbrella."
Schwarz also told the newspaper the Israeli system was a "good solution" whose powerful radar systems could help in defending neighboring countries.
The German outlet revealed that the price of this system would be 2 billion euros, citing security sources, adding that it could be operational as early as 2025.
The same security sources also claimed that the radar would be able to detect missiles launched at Romania, Poland, and the Baltic countries.
Dietmar Bartsch, the co-chair of the Bundestag's The Left parliamentary group, had criticized earlier today the proposition of spending 100 billion euros to rearm the Bundeswehr (Germany's armed forces).
Germany's Defense Minister Chris Bundeswehr's defense capabilities would be fully restored.