US reportedly approves German procurement of Arrow 3

March 8, 2023


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was given approval in principle by US President Joe Biden last Friday to buy Israel’s Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system during his visit to Washington, according to reports.

Germany has been waiting several months for a US decision on the procurement of the Arrow 3 system from Israel, which would be partially financed by the Americans. Germany had already made the decision to buy Israel’s Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system for an estimated €3 billion as part of its new defense strategy following the war between Russia and Ukraine, and the need for protection from Russia’s ballistic missiles. Israel has already approved the sale in talks with the Germans and has been waiting for the US green light on the matter before closing final details regarding deployment, timetables and manufacturing the required interceptors as part of the deal.

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