Germany has decided to buy the Israeli anti-missile system Arrow 3.
Both Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor of Germany, and Yair Lapid, the Prime Minister of Israel, met today in Berlin. During their conversation, both leaders brought up the agreement.
According to the information presented in the article, Germany chose the Israeli system over the THAAD system that was created by the American company Lockheed Martin.
Germany has put aside 100 billion euros to upgrade its armed forces in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Scholz continues by saying, “We are very eager to work with Israel on that,” and he names air defense as one area in which the two nations may be able to interact successfully.
Lapid is of the opinion that Israel would be able to assist Germany with the development of its new military force, particularly in the field of air defense.
Democracies must be “willing and competent” to protect themselves, says Lapid. He argues that “occasionally, freedom must be protected with force.”
According to several sources in the German media, the entire price tag for the Arrow 3 deal would come to around 2 billion euros.
Israel has installed its most cutting-edge long-range missile defense system to date, which is called the Arrow 3.
This is done in order to destroy projectiles and their nuclear, biological, chemical, or conventional payloads as near to their launch sites as possible.
The development of this system was a joint effort between the Missile Defense Organization of the Ministry of Defense and the American Missile Defense Agency.