Gov't approves NIS 750m more for Iron Domes
More than NIS 2.2 billion has already been invested in developing and deploying the missile defense system.
The expansion of the Iron Dome procurement had been planned before Operation Pillar of Cloud as part of the multiyear multitier defense systems program. The program will allow for the continued production and delivery of Iron Dome batteries. The program is partly financed by Israel and partly with US military aid under an agreement reached between Barak and US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta earlier this year.
The Ministry of Defense's Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure and the Iron Dome' manufacturers, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) unit Elta Systems, and mPrest Systems Ltd. have delivered five Iron Dome batteries to date.
Over the past five years, more than NIS 2.2 billion has been invested in the development and deployment of Iron Dome. The US has provided $205 million for the program, plus an additional $70 million out of $675 million promised by the administration under the Barak-Panetta deal.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on November 20, 2012
© Copyright of Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd. 2012
- Tel Aviv market report
- Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
- Israeli stocks in NY
- Arbitrage gaps for dual-listed stocks
- Israeli stocks in Europe
- Israeli stocks on other markets
- Tel Aviv 25 options
- Mutual funds
- Current representative shekel rates
- Historical representative shekel rates
- Bank shekel rates
- Shekel/dollar options