Germany plans to buy an Israeli anti-ballistic missile system
The German government is moving forward with plans to purchase the Israeli Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile defense system.
The German news agency learned from security sources in Berlin that the United States will disclose information that will be transferred to Germany, related to answering the technical aspects of the weapon system for which the United States supplies its components, so the completion of the sale requires the approval from the United States.
According to the sources, the release of information means that an important stage in the process of purchasing the system has been cut.
The purchase of the Arrow system is one of the armament projects with which Germany interacts with the changing security situation in Europe after the Russian attack on Ukraine.
The stated aim of the purchase plans is to better protect Germany as well as the Allies.
The Arrow system is capable of destroying long-range ballistic missiles, which means its ability to operate high above the ground, in the stratosphere.
The system will thus provide a new capability for the German army.
The German army has so far used the Patriot system, which operates at altitudes of up to 30 km.
And when it comes to defense against ballistic missiles at higher altitudes, there is a so-called capacity gap, as the success of the destruction process at the highest altitude is linked to the size of the area to be protected on the ground and the destruction of the warheads of the attacking missiles without being able to cause damage.