US Military Decides Not to Purchase Israeli Iron Dome
The US military has decided not to purchase the Israeli Iron Dome system, noting that the US Secretary of Defense has emphasized his country's commitment to "Israel" and the latter's ability to face Iran and its regional allies.
According to Israeli media, the US military has opted not to purchase "Israel's" Iron Dome missile defense system to prevent air threats.
What did Washington choose?
Washington chose the US Leidos-owned Dynetics launcher with a system called "Enduring Shield", which has 360-degree detection and can fire at several threats at the same time, according to a report in Defense News.
The Jerusalem Post mentioned that the Israeli Security Ministry and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems declined to comment on the report, but if verified, it is considered to represent a serious loss for the ministry.
The report also stated that the US "Enduring Shield" system is simple to use and can be completely integrated into the US Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System.
It is noteworthy that the average cost of the Iron Dome is approximately $7.12 million.
On May 21, 2021, US President Joe Biden stated that "Israel" will be compensated for the Iron Dome.
The US Defense Secretary statement
Furthermore, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed today that the US is committed to improving strategic partnerships with "Israel" and maintaining its safety, which reflects security support.
According to Israeli media, Austin added that the US government is committed to guaranteeing the continuation of the Iron Dome's efforts in protecting "Israel" and maintaining its ability to defend itself against Iran and all of its allies.