United States delays approval for Israel to sell Arrow 3 missile defense system to Germany, Israeli newspaper reported Israel Hayom reported on Sunday.
During his visit to Israel six months ago, German Chancellor Ulf Schulz had sought to purchase Israeli missiles, which were developed in conjunction with the US and with US funding.
During his recent meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, the German Chancellor reiterated his country’s request, Israel Hayom added.
The US approval “is needed, as 80% of the development costs of the system were estimated to be $2.2 billion from US taxpayers’ money. In addition, Arrow contains 3 technology components developed in the US. A single unit costs three million dollars.”
After the Russo-Ukrainian war, a number of European countries, including Romania, also requested Israel’s Arrow 3 missile defense system.
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