November 05, 2015

Reports that Israel requested an aircraft carrier but it seems unlikely

Israel has provided the United States with a list of weapons that it would like to have available as part of the US aid package, Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth revealed yesterday.

According to the newspaper the list included a modern aircraft carrier and a squadron of F-15 aircrafts as well as material assistance to support Israel’s anti-ballistic missile system, Arrow 3.

The list of arms exceeded the maximum assistance provided by the United States each year, amounting to nearly $3 billion, therefore it has been referred to US President Barack Obama before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House scheduled for next week, the paper reported.

NBF - This seesm unlikely.
1. Obama and Netanyahu have terrible relations
2. The US needs 11 active aircraft carriers and currently has 10. This creates gaps as the US rotates carriers for service
3. An aircraft carrier would not be that helpful to Israel. It would be operating to near to missiles that would sink it

Israel could use heavy bombers for delivering bigger bunker busters





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