Congress passed $600 million for U.S.-Israel cooperative defense programs. The allocation, $150 million more than the White House request, passed the House of Representatives on Dec. 22 as part of the Defense Appropriations Bill. The measure passed the Senate Wednesday. The earmark includes $133 million for the Arrow Anti-Ballistic Missile System, $37.4 million for the LITENING Targeting and Navigation Pod, $22 million for Reactive Armor tiles for Bradley fighting vehicles and $17 million for the ITALD aircraft decoy system.
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