The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Service Committee tripled President Obama’s request for missile defense collaboration with Israel and sought to include the United States in Iron Dome development.
Israel said it conducted a successful live test of the Arrow 3 interceptor missile defense system.
The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted one of two missiles fired at the Tel Aviv area.
Advisory language attached to a bill that would fund an expansion of Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system seeks U.S. proprietary rights.
The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee awarded the highest-ever level of funding to the joint U.S.-Israel missile defense program Wednesday. The subcommittee appropriated $235.7 million in funding for the coming year.