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14 January 2014

USG $504 Million for Israel Missile Defense

USG Spending Bill 2014 [Excerpt]

SEC. 8070. Of the amounts appropriated in this Act under the headings ‘‘Procurement, Defense-Wide’’ and ‘‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide’’,

$504,091,000 shall be for the Israeli Cooperative Programs:

Provided, That of this amount,

$235,309,000 shall be for the Secretary of Defense to provide to the Government of Israel for the procurement of the Iron Dome defense system to counter short-range rocket threats, including

$15,000,000 for non-recurring engineering costs in connection with the establishment of a capacity for co-production in the United States by industry of the United States of parts and components for the Iron Dome short range rocket defense program;

$149,712,000 shall be for the Short Range Ballistic Missile Defense (SRBMD) program, including cruise missile defense research and development under the SRBMD program, of which

$15,000,000 shall be for production activities of SRBMD missiles in the United States and in Israel to meet Israel’s defense requirements consistent with each nation’s laws, regulations, and procedures;

$74,707,000 shall be available for an upper-tier component to the Israeli Missile Defense Architecture; and

$44,363,000 shall be for the Arrow System Improvement Program including development of a long range, ground and airborne, detection suite:

Provided further, That funds made available under this provision for production of missiles and missile components may be transferred to appropriations available for the procurement of weapons and equipment, to be merged with and to be available for the same time period and the same purposes as the appropriation to which transferred:

Provided further, That the transfer authority provided under this provision is in addition to any other transfer authority contained in this Act.