Israel is in advanced talks with Germany over the sale of its Arrow-3 missile defense system, the Israeli Ministry of Defense said on Thursday.
Germany increased military spending – a decision prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Arrow-3 is designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
It is the top of Israel’s missile defense system, from Iron Dome to intercept short-range missiles to Arrow 3’s long-range missiles to destroy all unconventional warheads at a safe altitude.
The Israeli Defense Ministry said talks with the German Ministry of Defense had been accelerated with the aim of exporting the system in the near future.
The ministry said the project was backed by the United States, so the sale would need approval from Washington.
State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (ISRAI.UL) is the prime contractor on the project, with Boeing (BA.N) involved in building the interceptor.