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Thursday, March 24, 2016

US Reps urge funding for Israeli missile programs

Arrow launch (file)
Arrow launch (file)
IDF Spokesman's Unit

US Representatives Grace Meng (D-NY) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) have called on Congress to reaffirm its commitment to funding cooperative defense programs between Israel and the United States.

In a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, the two called for 2017 funding to be focused on several cooperative programs with Israel.

Specifically Roskam and Meng called to invest in the Arrow System Improvement Program (ASIP), designed to shoot down long-range ballistic missiles, as well as the Arrow-3 system which can target ballistic missiles outside the earth's atmosphere. READ MORE