US does not allow sale of Israeli air security system to Germany

Germany makes preliminary decision to buy ‘Israeli’ Arrow 3 aviation security system over competing bid from Lockheed Martin Corp.

  • An Arrow-3 missile is launched at a test site in “Israel” in January. (Israel’s Security Ministry/Getty Images)

“Israel” today reported on September 18 that US President Joe Biden’s administration had blocked the sale of an advanced Israeli air security system to Germany.

The details revealed that “Israel” failed to sell its exo-atmospheric hypersonic anti-ballistic missile system, Arrow 3, to Germany, despite its numerous attempts to obtain US approval.

The aviation security system is a joint US-Israeli “Israel” Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Boeing security project funded by annual foreign aid to “Israel”.

On March 11, the United States Upper House approved $3.8 billion in military aid for “Israel”, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed by former President Barack Obama in 2015, including $1 billion additional funding for “Israel’s” failed Iron Dome missile system.

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American aid to the occupation, drawn from the pockets of American citizens, contributes to the brutal and violent Israeli attacks against the Palestinians and promotes the Israeli plans for the expulsion and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.

It should be noted that in May last year, during the Israeli aggression against occupied Al-Quds and the Gaza Strip in the Battle of Seif Al-Quds, US President Joe Biden approved an agreement to send $735 million worth of precision-guided weapons to “Israel”.

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz officially expressed his interest in purchasing the system in early March during his meeting with former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

After the meeting, Israeli Security Minister Benny Gantz telephoned the US administration to ask that the sale be approved. Despite multiple efforts, the request was denied.

US approval is required since US taxpayers are paying 80% of the project’s budget, investing up to $2.2 billion in alleged IAI research and development.

The US government is literally taking money out of the pockets of its people to help “Israel” through its taxes, which is clear evidence of the US government’s commitment to funding the Israeli occupation and its role in the region. , contrary to all their human rights claims.

Scholz expressed increased interest in the system during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Sept. 12 in Berlin.

“We are very keen to work with Israel, including in the area of ​​air defense where Israel has a very effective product with the Arrow 3 system,” Scholz said at a joint press conference with Lapid.

The public remarks surprised Lapid because “Israel” often goes out of its way to keep the facts of possible arms deliveries hidden.

Lapid was surprised by Scholz’s clear reference to “Israeli missiles” and declined to provide him with technical details, according to “Israel” todayit is Ariel Kahane.

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Bloomberg later reported that Germany had chosen Israel’s security system over its rival, the US-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) by Lockheed Martin Corp.

Scholz aims to integrate the Israeli system “within the NATO framework”, although the Arrow 3 system is relatively new, with no proven effectiveness beyond control testing.

Unlike THAAD, the usefulness of the Arrow series’ aerial systems is still debatable, given its repeated failures over the years.

“Israel” admitted in April 2021 that it had failed to fire stray missiles that had passed through “Israel” numerous times, exploding in the air or falling in open areas.

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