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Israel reevaluates its ammunition requirements as shortage looms

16th February 2024 - 17:12 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


Israel has had to ask the US to return interceptors sold as part of a deal for two Iron Dome systems. (Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit/CC BY-SA 3.0)

Israel has challenges in ensuring its ammunition stocks do not dwindle further as it relies on US support and domestic suppliers to meet updated demands.

Israel’s Ministry of Defense has been working with the Israeli defence industry to develop an emergency plan to rebuild the country’s stock of ammunition and avoid a shortage created by the ongoing war with Hamas in Gaza and fighting with Hezbollah over the Lebanese border.

“The current situation does not make sense,” an Israeli defence source told Shephard. “Someone fell asleep [at the wheel] and Israel has had to take emergency steps to supply the ammunition to forces in war zones.”

Senior Israeli defence officials visited Washington in January 2024 as part of efforts to close the gaps between previous

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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