The UAE and Saudi Arabia reject Russian air defense missile systems S-400. According to Sputnik news, both countries of the Middle East withdrew from negotiations on the acquisition of Russian weapons.
Recently, Turkish and Israeli drone was able to penetrate areas protected by the Russian S-300 air defense system and destroyed three S-300 batteries of Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Israeli-made Kamikaze drone also successfully destroyed Russian-made weapons in Armina including Nebo-M radar which is the primary air surveilance radar of S-400 SAM.
With the world seeing a remarkable normalization of diplomatic relations between the Gulf countries and Israel, many countries in the Middle East are now interested in buying Israeli air defense systems, the Jerusalem Times reported.
The renewed relations with the UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan could be followed by another up-to 10 countries that could soon normalize relations with Jerusalem including Saudi Arabia and Oman.
This also opens up a new possibility that Israel might open up its arms industry to the Gulf, which could be a significant step and would mark a new era in sustaining peace in the region and big business for the Jewish nation.
A new report says many Gulf states are interested in acquiring Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system. It is already known that the UAE and Saudi Arabia are interested in these powerful systems. Saudi Arabia has undergone multiple drone attacks on its critical facilities in response to its actions in Yemen. Houthi drone and missile attacks have caused extensive damage to its oil fields and pipelines.
And the Iron Dome is the right solution for that. Israel’s missile defense systems are considered the best systems in the world.
Since the United Arab Emirates is buying 50 F-35 stealth fighters, Saudi Arabia and UAE rejected Russian air defense to acquire F-35 fighters.
Israel publicly acknowledges the Qatari request for the F-35 aircraft, saying that UAE and Israel stand side by side to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East.
About Iron Dome
Iron Dome is one of the world’s most successful air defense systems (if not the most successful air defense system) with a success rate of more than 90%.
On 7 April 2011, the system successfully intercepted a BM-21 Grad launched from Gaza for the first time. On 10 March 2012, The Jerusalem Post reported that the system shot down 100% of rockets launched from Gaza that would have landed in populated areas.
By November 2012, official statements indicated that it had intercepted over 400 rockets. By late October 2014, the Iron Dome systems had intercepted over 1,200 rockets fired towards Israel.
It is said that necessity is the need for invention, and Israel had to develop such a system to defend its airspace from its hostile neighbors who would regularly target its civilians with rocket and missile.
The Iron Dome is part of a future multi-tiered missile defense system that Israel is developing, which includes Arrow 2, Arrow 3, Iron Beam, Barak 8, and David’s Sling.
Israel’s missile defense systems are said to be the best systems around the world, with each layer highly capable on its own. The Barak-8 Missile developed jointly with India is designed to defend against any type of airborne threat including aircraft, helicopters, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs as well as ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and combat jets.
It is also working on a new directed-energy based system known as Iron beam, a futuristic laser-based air defense system capable of tackling any sort of aerial threat to its critical installations.
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