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Israel asks US for $700 million in military aid

Jerusalem requests Washington to
allocate funds for more Iron Dome, Magic Wand anti-missile batteries. Deal will
provide Israel with near-complete missile defense until 2015
Ron Ben-Yishai

04.04.12, 19:20 / Israel News

Israel has asked the United States for assistance estimated at $700
million in order to produce more Iron Dome and Magic Wand missile and rocket
defense batteries, sources told Ynet on Wednesday. The Iron Dome is designed to intercept rockets fired from a relatively
short range, while the Magic Wand intercepts missiles fired from a range of at least 70km,
including cruise missiles and missiles with ballistic warheads such as the Squd,
Shihab and Sejil. According to sources privy to the deal, Jerusalem and Washington are
currently discussing the aid package, which if approved will allow Israel to
equip its defense apparatus with four additio

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Added: Apr-4-2012 Occurred On: Apr-4-2012
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