The Israeli defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced on Monday, March 26, that the U.S. Congress has allocated for the development of programs to protect Israel against missile threats in 2018 record – setting amount of 705 million dollars. According to the head of the defense Department, this is the largest appropriation ever allocated by the US to help Israel.
«The money will be used for mass production of interceptors «Protective dome», «David’s Sling» and «Arrow-3″ and also for the further development of the multilevel system of protection from future threats. I thank our great friend the USA, which to date has invested about $ 6.5 billion to the protection of the Israeli sky. We are grateful for the uncompromising commitment of the administration and of Congress the security of the state of Israel,» the statement quoted Lieberman press service of the Ministry of defence.
The defense Minister stressed that on March 27 he will personally thank congressmen who arrive in Jerusalem. Lieberman also noted a huge contribution to the development of missile program of the American Israel missile defense Agency (MDA), management ABOUT the «Homa» in the management of the development of weapons and technological infrastructure (MAFAT) and plants of the defense industry.