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US deploys advanced THAAD missile defense system in Israel

Coming after Iran’s foreign minister said Tehran could not rule out a possible  military conflict with Israel, the U.S. Army said its decision to rapidly deploy its most advanced air and missile defense system to the Jewish state is “a demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to Israel’s regional security.”

By Reuters


The US Army has deployed its most advanced air and missile defense system to Israel for the first time, US and Israeli military officials said on Monday.

As part of a joint drill involving more than 200 Israeli and American troops, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system was deployed at the Nevatim Airbase, and will soon be transported to an undisclosed location in southern Israel. Continue Reading »

Sold! US Army to protect tanks, armored vehicles with Israeli counter-measures

The Israel-developed TROPHY defense system that protects IDF tanks and other battlefield vehicles from hostile missiles & rockets was just procured by the US army for immediate integration on its Abrams tanks.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and DRS LEONARDO announced the signing of an agreement to sell the TROPHY missile defense system to the American military. The agreement is worth $193 million in its initial stage.

The Trophy active missile defense system, developed by Rafael, is designed to protect tanks and other armored vehicles from missiles, rockets, and other projectiles. The system consists of a radar detection system that identifies the launch of hostile projectiles their trajectories, and launchers that fire metal pellets which are similar to shotgun rounds. Continue Reading »