Report: Saudi Arabia Sought to Buy Israel’s Iron Dome System

January 9, 2018

The Jerusalem Post:

ERLIN – The Swiss paper Basler Zeitung reported this week that Saudi Arabia’s government expressed interest in purchasing Israel’s anti-missile Iron Dome system to stop attacks launched by the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen.

The prominent Basel-based daily wrote that a “European weapons dealer in the Saudi capital of Riyadh” said the Saudis are examining the purchase of Israeli military goods, including the Israeli Trophy Active Protection System (APS), which was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries’ Elta Group.

The APS is installed on tanks to detect and neutralize incoming projectiles aimed to take out the tank. The Basler Zeitung wrote that Saudi military experts examined the Israeli military technology in the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

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