U.S. Deploys Radar, Troops To Israel

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By Gyle S. Putrich
26 Sep 2008

U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has deployed to Israel a high-powered X-band radar and the supporting people and equipment needed for coordinated defense against Iranian missile attack, marking the first permanent U.S. military presence on Israeli soil.

More than a dozen aircraft were required to transport an AN/TPY-2 X-band radar to Israel. (U.S. Missile Defense Agency)

More than a dozen aircraft, including C-5s and C-17s, helped with the Sept. 21 delivery of the AN/TPY-2 Transportable Radar Surveillance/Forward Based X-band Transportable (FBX-T), its ancillary components and some 120 EUCOM personnel to Israel’s Nevatim Air Base southeast of Beersheba, said sources here and in Stuttgart, Germany.


U.S. Deploys Radar, Troops To Israel – Defense News.

h/t: Cem Ertür

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5 thoughts on “U.S. Deploys Radar, Troops To Israel

  1. Pingback: Inside Story: US anti-missile system in Israel « Dandelion Salad

  2. Number one concern is to protect Israel from a retaliatory strike. Assume the Patriots can hit the incoming missile or that the missile even knows where it is going in the first place. Saddam’s couldn’t hit a barn door if it tried while the Patriots have needed new software. The big X band deployment may be more of an experiment than anything else. Nevertheless, the fact that it is there certainly implies the eminence of an attack. The main stream press is controlled by The Israeli Lobby so they would not pick this up (60 Minutes, not) but if you followed Debka File you would have known sooner.

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