The United States of America has officially decided on cutting funding for Israel’s defense system.
The budget signed off by Congress for the Arrow 3 program totaled $108.8 million in 2011.
Well, this included a White House request for $50.8 million, combined with another $58 million added by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.
Now, the allotment from the White House for the project in 2010 was substantially higher, see? The White House had initially budgeted $60 million, and Congress had added another $97.4 million, bringing the total American donation to the program $157.4 million.
American Lieutenant General Patrick J. O’Reilly, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, once said:

“The design of Arrow 3 promises to be an extremely capable system, more advanced than what we have ever attempted in the U.S. with our programs…This has to do with the seekers that have greater flexibility and other aspects, such as propulsion systems – it will be an extremely capable system.”


Is he an Indian giver?

In May the White House announced a $205 million grant supposed to fund a 10-unit battery of the Iron Dome system. The Iron Dome is something of a fence which will surround the country and protect its southern flank against short-range Kassam rockets fired by disgruntled Islamists.
The munificent aid package will probably be a one-time grant, while the Arrow 3 funding cuts are permanent.
Besides for this, more cuts could be on the way. For instance, the Magic Wand system (known as “David’s Sling”), used to defend Israel against medium-range missile attacks was $84.7 million, while last year’s budget was $134.7.

The Arrow 3 anti-missile system, with a kill ratio of 99% is intended to intercept and destroy long-range ballistic missiles, such as the ones that could possibly be fired at Israel by the Iranian regime in Persia.

The system which is one of the most advanced defense systems in existence is being jointly funded and produced by the Israel Aerospace Industries and the U.S.- based billionaire Boeing aerospace and defense contractor.

Also known as Hetz, the Arrow 3 is a family of anti-ballistic missiles designed to fulfill a theater missile defense system which would be even more efficient than the MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile.

Jointly funded – jointly produced by both the Jewish Country and the former British colonies of the New World – the corporate sector that is, development of the system began in 1986. Israel Aerospace Industries and Boeing are responsible for the fiscal infrastructure.