The Israeli Ministerial Committee on Procurements approved a new defense plan for northern Israel worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Kan News reported on Sunday.

The regional active defense plan involves creating a significant boost to the area’s ability to deal with missile and rocket attacks through local command and control centers. It involves the purchases of Iron Dome interceptor missiles and radars, among other equipment.

“A similar maneuver was approved and implemented a few years ago in the southern area at a cost of NIS 140 million,” noted the report. “Now, the price estimate is higher to enable a better means of dealing with the existing threats. The approval also includes underground command and control systems for operating the systems.”

The plan is designed to cope with threats from Iran, its proxy Hezbollah and other hostile elements near the border.

Earlier this month, the Israel Defense Forces released information about the interception of two Iranian UAVs en route to Israel from the east and the south carrying firearm deliveries for Palestinian terror groups. They were downed last year with F-35 jets that fired missiles.

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