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U.S., Israel agree on missile radar defense system

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posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 04:56 PM
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U.S., Israel agree on missile radar defense system


news.xinhuanet.com

JERUSALEM, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The United States and Israel have agreed on the deployment of high-powered, early-warning missile radars in the Negev desert in southern Israel, local daily Ha'aretz reported Sunday on its website.

The radars, known as X-Band, will be linked to a U.S. satellite-based alert network, Ha'aretz said, adding the new system could double or even triple the missiles' range of identification, which would be particularly useful if Iran launches an attack on Israel.
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Ha'aretz Story:
www.haaretz.com...

[edit on 17-8-2008 by TrueAmerican]




posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 04:56 PM
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Under the terms of the newly-reached agreement, U.S. military staff will be permanently based in Israel for the first time.


With a range of 2,000km, that radar system is likely the last piece of the puzzle that needs to be in place for a coordinated strike on Iran. But Russian nukes in Syria could pose a problem.

news.xinhuanet.com
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From the Ha'aretz link:


An Israeli security expert said the significance of the deal lies primarily in its linking Israel with the U.S. satellite system, which will add "precious minutes" to its early warning ability.


[edit on 17-8-2008 by TrueAmerican]



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