Israel publicizes sale of David’s Sling air protection system to new
NATO member Finland, Azernews stories, citing Al
Israel’s protection ministry on Sunday introduced a $340 million (317
million euro) deal for the sale of its David’s Sling air protection
system to new NATO member Finland.
Calling it a “historic settlement,” the ministry mentioned the system
collectively developed by Israeli and US corporations can intercept
ballistic and cruise missiles, plane, and drones.
The announcement comes after Israel in September signed a
$3.5-billion deal — the largest ever for the small nation’s
outsized arms sector — to promote its Arrow 3 hypersonic missile
system to Germany.
The long-range Arrow 3 system was additionally collectively developed and
produced by corporations in Israel and its high ally america,
and the sale needed to be accepted by Washington earlier than it could possibly be
That deal got here as Germany has led a push to bolster NATO’s air
defenses in Europe after the Russian invasion of Ukraine final yr,
urging allies to purchase deterrence techniques collectively.
Newly minted NATO member Finland was additionally fast to announce
plans to purchase an Israeli protection system towards plane, rockets,
Analysts say the continuing struggle in Ukraine is more likely to additional
enhance European demand for Israeli arms.
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