Skip to comments.Israel set to deploy Iron Dome anti-missile system news
Posted on 01/10/2010 6:32:59 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Israel has completed testing its Iron Dome short-range missile defence system, designed to protect the Jewish state from missile attacks by the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas. The first Iron Dome battery is expected to be deployed in the country's south in about six weeks.
Expected to be operational by May, the Iron Dome system is expected to counter Hamas' improvised rockets, called the Qassam. The system will be operated by the Israeli Air Force. Subsequently, batteries will be deployed in the country's north against the Hezbollah's more varied missile forces.
"Making Iron Dome operational will transform Israel's political and security situation on the northern and southern fronts," said Pinchas Buchris, director general in the ministry of defence.
The Iron Dome is the second tier of a planned three tier missile defence system. The high-altitude, long-range, Arrow-II system is designed to take on ballistic missile threats, primarily from Iran.
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Hope it works for them.
They have a three tier missile defense system. Which is very good.
Good, the redundancy will help in case the first misses. Smart.
I am going to visit Israel soon, They are a smart tough bunch.
Iron or Iran Dome
Iron Dome will work until Omoslem steals the plans and figures out how to sabotage it to help Iran.
Odirtymoslem has probably told CIA “Drop everything. Before I prosecute you for no reason, I want those Iron Dome plans!”
Good luck to Israel, but I just hope that the area under the intercept is uninhabited. We saw during the first Gulf War that even a “downed” SCUD missile can kill.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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