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Obama to Pursue More Israeli Antimissile Funding
The Obama administration is set to request $520 million in the coming budget cycle for a number of Israeli antimissile programs, including the experimental Arrow 3 system, United Press International reported on Tuesday.
Funding from Washington would support additional work on the Arrow 3, including a second trial aimed at destroying a mock ballistic missile, UPI reported.
The $520 million funding tranche could come alongside $220 million in additional Pentagon aid for Israeli acquisition of more Iron Dome firing units. The Iron Dome system is designed to intercept short-range rockets.
"The money, if approved, would be on top of the $486 million the White House and Congress have requested or added for Iron Dome in recent years after formal budgets were submitted," a Jerusalem Post article says.
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