Skip to comments.Israel successfully tests 'Iron Dome' anti-rocket shield
Posted on 03/26/2009 6:15:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The Iron Dome anti-rocket shield passed a critical test in the past 48 hours, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday evening, in a message that will be welcomed by residents of the rocket-battered western Negev.
During the test, a number of rockets were launched, "of the same type that were fired in recent years at Israel," and the Iron Dome system responded "accordingly," the Defense Ministry said, using terminology indicating a successful interception of the projectiles.
The Iron Dome system is slated to defend southern and northern Israel from Hamas and Hizbullah rockets, and be a key component in a multi-layered missile defense system that includes the Arrow anti-ballistic missile shield.
Iron Dome is being developed by the Defense Ministry's Administration for the Development of Weapons and the Technological Industry (Maf'at) in conjunction with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.
Sources in the ministry expressed satisfaction with the test, describing it as a "milestone" and adding that the trial had verified simulations and research work.
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I misread that as “Iran Dome” - which also kinda makes sense.
I can hardly wait for Plutonium Spear.
God bless Israel. Especially “in these times”.
Had you read it as "Iran Do me", that would have been Obama's strategy.
How’s it work against little brainwashed brats aspiring to be suicide bombers?
Much more detail of this 4 tiered AADA system. Some photos.
AADA = Antiaircraft Defense Artillery
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