The reason the Phalanx hasn't already been procured is simple politics - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 13.04.11 | 03:47 (IDT)

    Israel - or politicos who stood to gain - prefered to wait for its much touted "Iron Dome" defense system, and by the time that Barak woke up to inadequacies and restrictive costs, his request for the Phalanx system was put on back order because the US army demand for it had so dramatically increased because of its tremendous success in countering mortar and rocket attacks on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    First published 01:19 13.04.11 | Last updated 01:19 13.04.11
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