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Arrow, lasers and why air defenses are so important right now – analysis

This week an Israel-Germany Defense Dialogue took place in an annual bilateral strategic dialogue event that is important.

During the talks, the two sides discussed Iran’s threats in the region as well as the Russia-Ukraine war. A statement about the meeting from Israel’s Ministry of Defense said that “‏additionally, the parties discussed developments in the proposal to provide the Arrow-3 air defense system to Germany.”

In addition this week Lockheed Martin and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems signed a teaming agreement that includes jointly developing, testing and manufacturing a High Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS) in the US and Israel. This is related to Israel’s success with Iron Dome and the new Iron Beam project that Rafael has been working on.

Read More: The Jerusalem Post