Britain buys Israeli missile defense system to defend Falklands from Argentina

‘Iron Dome’

LONDON – The British government has purchased the technology used in the Israeli-made Iron Dome missile defense system, to be deployed in the Falkland Islands.

According to Ynet, the £78 million-pound purchase will see the technology, developed by a subsidiary of Iron Dome developers and Israeli arms giant Rafael, “used for command and control of a British air defense system called Land Ceptor”.

The Israeli news site said that “the British acquisition is part of a move by the Israeli company to sell the advanced system to the armies of Israel’s allies and NATO”.

In 2015, Britain’s Ministry of Defense “decided to equip the islands with a £280 million defense package following an exchange of threats with the [Argentinian] government”, Ynet reports.

Their technology will provide us with the main computerized system that will connect our modern radar with the launchers of the air defense system to strengthen the protection of the Falkland Islands.