Exclusive: Israel’s David’s Sling will not win Polish missile tender – official

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Israel is poised to lose out on a deal valued at up to $13 billion to build a missile defense shield for Poland, an Israeli defense official said on Wednesday, citing lobbying by Washington on behalf of rival U.S. systems.As compensation, the manufacturer of the Israeli David’s Sling missile defense system may get a role in a future U.S.-led arms sale to Warsaw, the official, who has been briefed on the competition, told Reuters on condition of anonymity.”The Americans will be happy, the Poles will be happy, and there’ll be something left over for us,” he said.U.S. officials say they are supporting a U.S. solution. But they denied favoring one of the two U.S. entrants over the other in the tender, which Poland accelerated in response to Ukraine-Russia tensions.

For full report read …… http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/15/us-arms-israel-usa-poland-idUSBREA4E00V20140515

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