The House of Representatives on Sept. 12 passed U.S. Rep. Brendan F. Boyle Procure PGMS for Israel Act, as part of the U.S. Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, Boyle announced.
Boyle’s bill strengthens the cooperation between the United States and Israel on high-tech weapons.
It requires a joint assessment between the United States and the Israeli government of Israel on the quantity and type of precision-guided munitions (PGMs) required for Israel to be prepared in any attack, authorizes transfer of PGMs to Israel from the U.S. War Reserve Stockpile in Israel and amends the Department of Defense’s acquisition procedures to speed up production of PGMs.
“Israelis live each day under the threat of attack by rockets, missiles and armed drones. We must be exceedingly vigilant about the constant threat they face from bad actors in the region, such as Hezbollah and Hamas, Boyle said. “That means improving access to our most advanced weaponry for Israel’s military in the event of a deadly conflict.”