This system can intercept rockets and missiles at a range of 40-300 km and currently makes up the middle tier of Israel's multi-layer missile defence*. This is Israel's first foreign sale and was announced the day after Finland joined NATO.


The Times of Israel make the following points:
  • Made by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems in conjunction with Raytheon.
  • €316 million ($344 million) purchase price.
  • Israel has resisted selling the system to Ukraine due to the need to maintain good relations with Russia.
  • Israel wants to be able to operate in Syria, where Russia controls the airspace.

Note: Israel has a three-tier missile defence system.


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