Despite a difficult history, Germany and Israel have a close defense relationship.
Iran is continuing its controversial missile program by producing difficult to intercept cruise missiles capable of striking Israel, supplying Hezbollah and Hamas with sophisticated weaponry, while going forward with enriching uranium.
‘We are grateful for the assistance and the uncompromising commitment of the administration and Congress to Israel’s security,’ said Defense Minister Liberman,
The experiment was carried out in collaboration with the American Missile Defense Agency.
The Patriot missile defense system was first given to Israel by the United States in 1991 to defend against Iraqi SCUD missiles during the first Gulf War.
In just a few days, Israel’s air force can now bring as much power as it did during the entire 2006 war against Hezbollah.
Adm. James Syring, director of the United States Missile Defense Agency, told a US congressional committee that Israel would test the missile in Kodiak, Alaska next year.
Israel’s David’s Sling anti-missile system became operational Sunday, marking the completion of the Jewish state’s three-tiered air defense arsenal.
The two-stage radar and electro-optic guided system’s range is three times that of Iron Dome.
The next-level air defense system will intercept large-caliber rockets and short-range ballistic missiles fired at Israel from enemy countries like Iran and Syria.