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Israel Readies First US Co-Production Order for Iron Dome
India Defence News ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014

Posted on 07/13/2014 11:02:30 PM PDT by CW_Conservative

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In its escalating campaign against Hamas and other Gaza-based groups, the Israeli-developed and US-funded Iron Dome — with an estimated success rate of 90 percent — is demonstrating game-changing value against asymmetrical threats, Israeli officials say.

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“First and foremost, it saves lives and grants us expanded opportunities for managing the campaign against Hamas,” Ya’alon said. “And it sends a message to countries and organizations amassing huge quantities of rockets and missiles” for terrorist purposes.

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In a mid-May visit to Israel, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel noted that the US investment in Iron Dome was nearly $900 million.

(Excerpt) Read more at defencenews.in ...


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Why can't Israel pay for their own defense? If they did maybe they'd finish off their enemies, and we could cease with the endless drama over there.
1 posted on 07/13/2014 11:02:30 PM PDT by CW_Conservative
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To: CW_Conservative

bump

I wonder if Taiwan and South Korea are looking at acquiring these?


2 posted on 07/13/2014 11:08:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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South Korea was, but they quickly and correctly determined that an Iron Dome type system that relies on missile interceptors like this would be quickly overwhelmed by the estimated 250,000 tubes and rails (everything from self-propelled guns down to mortars and Katushya trucks) that will unload on Seoul in the event of war.

In hindsight, putting the capital of South Korea there was probably a bad idea.


4 posted on 07/13/2014 11:13:57 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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They are moving their government offices south, to a new capital-in-all-but-name. The biggest problem is that Seoul is still so close to the border.


5 posted on 07/13/2014 11:15:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Yeah, but unfortunately their major industrial center, which grew up around the capital, is still Seoul. That’s going to be a pain to move, if they even can.


6 posted on 07/13/2014 11:16:22 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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Erm, why was my comment removed?


7 posted on 07/13/2014 11:17:09 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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"Erm, why was my comment removed? "

Vulgar language.

8 posted on 07/13/2014 11:22:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: CW_Conservative

Idiotic post.


9 posted on 07/13/2014 11:23:56 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: CW_Conservative

You might mention that the USA gives money to the Palis and co.


10 posted on 07/13/2014 11:38:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: CW_Conservative

They’re nice enough to test the systems with their homes, businesses and lives.
Or think of them as crash test dummies. They aren’t expected to pay for the cars they wreck.


11 posted on 07/13/2014 11:53:04 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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I’ve heard from many news interviews throughout Israel how grateful the people are to the US for the Iron Domes.


12 posted on 07/13/2014 11:57:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: CW_Conservative

....”we could cease with the endless drama over there”...

Well that’s never going to happen unless the Arabs change their tune...and we know that won’t happen any time soon concerning Israel....they’ll always be lopping shells into Israel....and with it ‘all the drama’ the Arabs love to flaunt of their poor suffering woman and children.

And recently...with so many Muslims having transplanted themselves into other countries.....they’re on the streets already protesting what’s happening in Israel.

I have no empathy at all...hope Israel keeps taking out the trash as long as it takes..... and if Iron Domes assist them in doing that..I’m more than happy our tax dollars assist them doing so.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 12:03:01 AM PDT by caww
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Sorry, I thought I had edited that out prior to posting.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 1:09:24 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: CW_Conservative

Rephrase of my deleted post:

We initially had a partnership with them to produce laser weapons systems, the Tactical High Energy Laser and later the Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser. Israel was depending on us to do our part and produce a system they could purchase. It actually worked really well. Unfortunately, we cancelled the project and told the Israelis ‘tough luck.’

The Israelis, having been given the cold shoulder, went ahead and began developing an indigenous system for local missile defense. Our own alternate projects such as enhanced Patriots not having worked out terribly well, we bought into the Iron Dome development system - the only way the Israelis would let us have the technology. The US envisioned Iron Dome keeping our embassy and other facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan safe from similar mortar and rocket bombardment, which is what we needed.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 1:13:51 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: CW_Conservative

Paying for real-world missile defense development doesn’t seem unreasonable. It’s probably cheaper than doing it in the lab / at White Sands Missile Range and similar.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 1:48:03 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: CW_Conservative

Seems we are playing both sides in all conflicts


17 posted on 07/14/2014 3:09:59 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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“Sorry, I thought I had edited that out prior to posting.’”

LOL. I learned at work that if I put in quips (never vulgar, but still unprofessional...like “so these geniuses decided to...”), it’s next to impossible to remove all of them. Some slip through, no matter how many times I review what I wrote.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 4:29:15 AM PDT by BobL
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To: CW_Conservative

Because they developed it, and WE wanted it, so WE negotiated to be a stakeholder. Stupid.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 6:21:15 AM PDT by Tzfat
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Because they developed it, and WE wanted it, so WE negotiated to be a stakeholder. Stupid.

It was only when they asked for an additional 680 million that we insisted on getting something back in return.

That doesn't answer why they need someone else to pay for their security.

20 posted on 07/14/2014 9:06:39 PM PDT by CW_Conservative
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To: CW_Conservative

Because it is in our interest, and that should be good enough even for someone that perhaps has “Jews” issues.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 3:30:18 AM PDT by Tzfat
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