Israeli soldiers stand near a battery of the Tel Aviv regime’s Iron Dome missile system. (File photo)
The Israeli regime will deploy a battery of its US-funded Iron Dome missile system in an area near the southern city of Eilat close to the Egyptian border.
The military officials of the Israeli regime said on Wednesday that Tel Aviv would deploy a battery of Iron Dome rocket interceptors in the area.
Israeli media said it was the first time the battery was being deployed near Eilat.
An Israeli military spokesperson said the battery “will be placed near Eilat as part of an operational deployment program which includes changing the locations of the batteries from time to time.”
Iron Dome is produced with the financial support of the United States.
In May, the US House of Representatives appropriated 947 million dollars for the Iron Dome, “David's Sling,” and a long-range Arrow missile program in Israel.
The Tel Aviv regime is the top recipient of military aid from Washington.
Relations between Cairo and Tel Aviv have deteriorated since last year's revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, a long-time and staunch ally of Israel.