As the expert says in his article in the US publication The National Interest, the world is finally waking up to the new aerial threats and the changing nature of war.
“The war in Ukraine was not the first global wake-up call. In 2020, the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region made it clear that air defenses were crucial in determining victory and defeat,” Haimovich reminds his readers.
The Israeli military expert says that European countries are preparing to invest billions of dollars in modern air defense systems.
“Germany has decided to invest €100 billion in defense, a commitment that includes a decision to purchase Israel’s Arrow missile defense system. This was made possible following American approval (the United States is part of the Arrow development program).
“The Netherlands recently approved a new defense budget totaling €5 billion, most of which is going to air defense systems that will be operated by the army, navy, and air force. … As a whole, NATO is working to build new detection components and defensive capabilities…” the article says.