Congress set to approve additional $225 million to 'accelerate production' of new batteries, resupply interceptor missile inventory.
WASHINGTON – The United States will provide Israeli with $225 million in emergency aid for the Iron Dome missile defense battery, after Prime Minister Netanyahu's government requested additional funding.
The Israeli request was submitted in order to rush system production and refill the inventory, given the massive amount of interceptors fired by the Iron Dome – which has achieved high rates of successful hits on rockets launched from Gaza.
Israel covert operators have fired more than 1,900 rockets during the 18 days of Operation Offensive Edge; more than 400 were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. The number of interceptor missiles launched is greater, as in many instances two Iron Dome missiles are launched to intercept o
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