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Germany may buy missile defense shields like Iron Dome for entire country

In Germany, the local media outlets have stated on Sunday, March 27, that the country is considering establishing an air defense system for the whole country, including a missile shield, and allocating enormous sums of money to bolster the army.

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In Germany, the local media outlets have stated on Sunday, March 27, that the country is considering establishing an air defense system for the whole country, including a missile shield, and allocating enormous sums of money to bolster the army.

Russia’s ongoing war with Ukraine has made defense ministries in Europe rethink how to safeguard their countries from attacks by strengthening their anti-missile systems.

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According to a local German newspaper, the German government is considering creating a missile shield for the entire country, despite allocating €100 billion ($110 billion) to strengthen the army.

In a meeting, Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Chief of Staff Eberhard Zorn discussed how to use the funds.

According to the report, Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system and the Arrow-3 air defense system were discussed by the officials in the meeting, but no decision was made to buy.

“We need an anti-missile system for the entire country as soon as possible,” stated Andreas Schwarz, a Bundestag’s Defense Commission member, highlighting that Germany should better defend itself against Russia’s threats.

“Arrow-3, Israel’s anti-ballistic missile system, is a good solution. We can also spread this Iron Dome to protect neighboring countries. We can play a vital role in Europe’s security this way,” he said.

According to a German news agency, some German deputies will travel to Israel this week to be briefed on the nation’s anti-missile systems.

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The German Defense Ministry said in a statement that a plan to use €100 billion is still ongoing and will be included in the parliamentary process. Therefore, no details on its substance can be released.

The Russia-Ukraine conflict, which started on February 24, has met international outrage, with the European Union, United States, and the United Kingdom imposing harsh financial sanctions on Russia.

According to estimates by the UN, so far, at least 1,119 civilians have been killed in Ukraine and 1,790 injured, with the actual figure likely to be far higher.

 

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