And this is the main reason why Tel Aviv refrains from supplying the system to Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Iron Dome is capable of intercepting more than 90 percent of missiles, projectiles, and UAVs. This circumstance forced Ukrainian officials to persistently search for supplies. From the office of the President of Ukraine, from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, Israel received systematic requests.
But there were several reasons for Israel’s refusal.
First, Israel feared that if any of its systems were deployed, Russia could capture them on the battlefield and guarantee delivery to Iran. The outgoing Israeli government has made it clear to Kyiv that it is not prepared to take such a risk. The new government will probably say the same.
Second, Israel is generally reluctant to ship its systems to other countries and keep them for itself.
Third, the amount of time it takes to train Ukrainian forces to operate Iron Dome will not help Ukraine any time soon. The American Patriot is likely to be an easier system to train the Ukrainian Army.
Finally, Israel does not want to provoke a harsh response from Russia, which maintains a significant presence in Syria. Furthermore, Israel blocks all attempts by the Iranian regime to smuggle modern weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
In a word, sums up the general, the deployment of US air defense in Ukraine eliminates the need for an Iron Dome. Meanwhile, Israel has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine and can now focus on that.