Senators want to establish a joint working group with Israel to acquire technologies • According to them: "Jerusalem demonstrates agility in deploying military capabilities that will benefit our fighters"
Four senators who are members of the Senate Armaments Services Committee are demanding new Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin set up an American-Israeli working group.
They say this should be done to ensure that U.S. Army soldiers have the most advanced capabilities and can face any potential opponent.
In a letter sent by Senators Gary Peters, Tom Keaton, Jackie Rosen and Mike Rondes, they note that in light of continued competition from China and Russia, there is a need to improve work "to achieve necessary capabilities for our soldiers quickly", and to do so "cooperate more systematically and effectively" With democratic allies with technological knowledge. "
The senators noted that "Israel strikes far beyond its relative size, using technologies that are essential to the efforts of US military modernization.
In addition, Jerusalem has consistently demonstrated agility in deploying vital military capabilities that can benefit our fighters. "
The Defense News website stated that until 2019 the Pentagon had not purchased the windbreaker system, even though the system has been operating in Israel since 2011. "U.S. troops have operated for years around the world without the newest defense Washington could provide against missiles and rockets, which puts the "U.S. soldiers at unnecessary risk."
The senators urged Austin to establish an American-Israeli operational group, without delay.
This will allow senators to approve research and development plans, as well as the acquisition of weapons systems and military capabilities quickly.
"We want to ensure that U.S. soldiers have the capabilities they need, please consider us partners in such an effort." According to Defense News, by March 15, the Secretary of Defense is required to submit a report detailing Pentagon operations related to technological cooperation. -Military with Israel.