US to Return Two Iron Dome Systems to Israel

Friday, 20 October 2023

The US Department of Defense plans to send back two Iron Dome missile defence systems previously purchased from Israel so that it can defend itself against missiles.

Reuters stated that the Pentagon told members of Congress  at a briefing on Wednesday that the Iron Dome systems are planned to be returned to Israel on lease, while the United States remains their owner.

As a congressional aide said, the transfer of the systems to Israel could take place within days. The Pentagon was considering and testing them as a way to protect the territory of Guam from Chinese missiles.

Reuters also reported that US President Joe Biden would ask Congress for an additional US$100 billion in funding, including US$60 billion for Ukraine and US$14 billion for Israel.

The media reported that Israel had asked the United States for US$10 billion in emergency military aid.

A few hours ago, Biden delivered a special address to Americans, explaining why support for Ukraine and Israel is important to US national security.

On 10 October, it became known that the United States was sending additional military assistance to Israel, including ammunition and interceptors for the Iron Dome system.

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