Skip to main content

House bill calls for US firms to share in Israel's Iron Dome

The committee report for the Defense Authorization bill ties funding to American participation and data sharing.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) view an Iron Dome missile defense battery at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv March 20, 2013. Obama said at the start of his first official visit to Israel on Wednesday that the U.S. commitment to the security of the Jewish state was rock solid and that peace must come to the Holy Land.  REUTERS/Jason Reed (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) - RTR3F821

A little-noticed provision in the Defense Authorization bill that cleared the House on May 22 ties funding for Israel missile defense to increased participation by American firms.

The $600 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) almost doubles next year's funding for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense program, adding $175 million to the $176 million requested in President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.