Neue US-Finanzhilfen an Israel
14 Mai 2012
Ramallah (Palestine al-Youm/IRIB) -Die USA werden Israel eine neue Finanzhilfe im Wert von 170 Millionen USD zum Ausbau der Eisernen Kuppel zur Verfügung stellen.
Laut der Website Palestine al-Youm wird das zionistische Regime danach in der Lage sein, noch zehn weitere Raketenabwehrsysteme in seiner Eisernen Kuppel einzubauen.
Die zionistische Zeitung Maariv berichtete gestern: „Der US-Kongress und das US-Verteidigungsministerium haben diese US-Hilfe ratifiziert.“ Diese benötige nur noch die Unterzeichnung des US-Präsidenten Barack Obama, um nach Tel Aviv geschickt zu werden.
Der israelische Kriegsminister Ehud Barack betonte: „Die Kooperationen zwischen Tel Aviv und Washington hätten erheblich zu genommen.“
House panel to boost funds for Israel's Iron Domehttp://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Domehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Dome
DONNA CASSATA | April 20, 2012
WASHINGTON — A House panel is boosting money for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system by $680 million
amid an election-year fight over whether President Barack Obama is doing enough for the longtime Mideast ally.
The Republican-controlled Armed Services Committee, which begins crafting a fiscal 2013 defense budget next week, plans millions more for the system designed to intercept short-range rockets and mortars, according to a congressional aide. The money would be in addition to the $205 million that the Obama administration and Congress agreed to in a special request in the 2011 budget and would cover several years, through fiscal 2015.
The aide spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the formal announcement on the budget.
An increase in money for the program was expected as the Pentagon said last month that it would work with Congress to steer more funds to a system that has proven effective in intercepting rockets and mortars fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza. The budget plan also comes as the Obama administration tries to dissuade Israel from launching a potential unilateral strike against Iran to stop its disputed nuclear development program.
"Supporting the security of the state of Israel is a top priority of President Obama and Secretary (Leon) Panetta
," the Pentagon said last month. "The Department of Defense has been in conversations with the government of Israel about U.S. support for the acquisition of additional Iron Dome systems and intends to request an appropriate level of funding from Congress to support such acquisitions based on Israeli requirements and production capacity." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120420/us-israel-missile-defense/
Iron Dome (Hebrew: כיפת ברזל) is a mobile air defense system in development by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems designed to intercept short-range rockets and artillery shells. The system was created as a defensive countermeasure to the rocket threat against Israel's civilian population on its northern and southern borders. It is designed to intercept very short-range threats up to 70 kilometers in all-weather situations. It was declared operational and initially deployed on March 27, 2011 near Beersheba. On April 7, 2011, the system successfully intercepted a Grad rocket launched from Gaza for the first time.
Rafael was established as part of the Ministry of Defense more than 50 years ago and was incorporated in 2002. Currently, 7% of its sales are invested in R&D. Rafael's know-how is embedded in almost all Israel Defense Forces (IDF) systems in operation today. The company has a special relationship with the IDF, developing products according to the soldiers' specific requirements in the field. Rafael has also formed partnerships with civilian counterparts to develop commercial applications based on its proprietary technology.
Rafael is a steadily growing company with sales in 2011 exceeding $1,979M, backlog orders exceeding $3,465M, and net profits at a record level of $111M.
Rafael has created partnerships with companies in Israel and with leading aerospace and defense companies overseas. Offset activities and industrial cooperation have been organized with over 20 countries worldwide.http://www.rafael.co.il/Marketing/197-en/Marketing.aspx
siehe auch dies http://www.armaz.co.il/apage/19692.php http://www.armaz.co.il/apage/19475.php http://www.epicos.com/epicos/extended/israel/Armaz/page01.html