Army unshackled from requirement to buy, field additional Iron Dome batteries

By Jason Sherman / January 5, 2022 at 5:00 AM
The Army is eyeing new options to limit further entanglement with an Israeli-made air defense system, specifically being released from a statutory requirement to buy and operationally deploy additional Iron Dome batteries. The Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last week, includes a provision that effectively caps the Army’s procurement of Iron Dome at the two batteries purchased in 2019 as an interim capability against cruise missiles and allows the service to focus on developing the...

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