US to help Israel buy 4 more Iron Dome interceptors

US to help Israel buy 4 more Iron Dome interceptors
Pentagon says US to benefit from deal; funds come from $200m. Obama initiative; US general calls rocket system highly effective.

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is planning to help Israel buy four more Iron Dome short-range anti-rocket batteries, the head of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency said on Wednesday.

“In our budget, we have a proposal to assist with procurement of four more batteries,” Army Lieutenant General Patrick O’Reilly, the agency’s director, told the US Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee.

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