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Budd, Peters, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Strengthen U.S.-Israel Defense Cooperation

Jun 7, 2023

Washington, D.C. — Senators Ted Budd (R-NC), Gary Peters (D-MI), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) have introduced S. 1802, the U.S.-Israel Future of Warfare Act.

The bill directs the Secretary of Defense to establish a fund to boost defense collaboration between the United States and Israel using emerging technologies.

Sen. Budd said in a statement:

“Since the United States was the first country to recognize Israeli statehood, we’ve shared an unparalleled partnership built on shared values. I am proud to support the U.S.-Israel Future of Warfare Act, which would expand collaborative defense research to encompass emerging technologies in addition to existing work on counter-unmanned aerial systems and missile defense. This will bolster our national security and further the U.S.-Israel strategic partnership to counter mutual threats.”

Sen. Peters said:

“The U.S. and Israel are producing some of the world’s most innovative technologies, including the next generation solutions we need to deter national security threats. This bipartisan legislation would bolster collaboration between our two countries on emerging defense capabilities to make sure we can more effectively counter evolving threats.”

Sen. Fischer said:

“Our nation is grateful to have such a strong partner in Israel. Working together, we’ve already been able to develop significant advancements in military technologies, including on missile defense. I’m proud to co-lead this legislation with Senator Peters to ensure our two nations can collaborate on cybersecurity and other emerging technologies that will define the future of warfare.”

Sen. Rosen said:

“Iran and its proxies are increasingly targeting the United States and Israel with  emerging technologies. To counter these threats, we must collaborate with Israel to develop and scale our advanced technological capabilities. I’m helping introduce this bipartisan bill to ensure that the United States and our ally Israel can be prepared to defend against new threats posed by artificial intelligence, drones, and cyberattacks.”


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