Czech Republic signs $627 million deal for Israeli air-defense missile system

October 1, 2021

Cleveland Jewish News:

The Czech Ministry of Defense signed a $627 million deal to purchase the Spyder surface-to-air missile system by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the ministry announced.

“I appreciate the willingness of the Israeli government to share with us a state-of-the-art defense system that will move our military towards 21st-century capabilities,” said Czech Defense Minister Lubomir Metnar, according to a report by DefenseNews.

“Finally, we will get rid of our dependence on the Soviet Kub [systems] from the 1970s, which do not meet the current requirements for airspace protection,” he said…

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