Skip to comments.Iron Dome
Posted on 01/22/2010 9:54:43 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Israel has completed testing its Iron Dome anti-rocket system, and has bought seven batteries, to be delivered over the next two years. Each battery has radar and control equipment, and four missile launchers. The first battery will be delivered within six months. Based on how that one does, another will be installed on the Lebanese border next year. Each battery costs about $37 million, which includes over fifty missiles. During tests, the system detected and shot down BM-21 and Kassam rockets. The manufacturer, Rafael, was offered a large bonus if they got the system working ahead of schedule. When Iron Dome was first proposed four years ago, it was to take five years (until 2012) to get it operational. In addition to the cash incentive, there's also the rockets still coming out of Gaza, and being stockpiled by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.
Iron Dome uses two radars to quickly calculate the trajectory of the incoming rocket (Palestinian Kassams from Gaza, or Russian and Iranian designs favored by Hezbollah in Lebanon) and do nothing if the rocket trajectory indicates it is going to land in an uninhabited area. But if the computers predict a rocket coming down in an inhabited area, a $40,000 guided missile is fired to intercept the rocket.
(Excerpt) Read more at strategypage.com ...
The jihadists probably make their homemade rockets for less than $50 earch. Not the more sophisticated ones of course. But they’ll try to bleed it dry via financial attrition.
Of course the Israelis will fund it no matter what.
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That is how much they make their rockets. To this end, the rockets are propelled by a solid mixture of sugar and potassium nitrate, a widely available fertilizer. The warhead is filled with smuggled or scavenged TNT and urea nitrate, another common fertilizer.
Yeah, O’m glad Israel is setting it up. They’ll have to continue to lay waste to rocket sites and rocket “factories”.
Of course Hellfires are something in the neighborhood of $40,000 to $80,000 each too, as I understand it.
The day when jihadists have a perfected mini-nuke given to them ................................ well, it’s on like Donkey Kong ... that will be a bad day ...... to say the least.
But then, I expect the Antichrist will arise and deliver the false peace of a Pali state before it gets to that point ... most likely.
Israel cannot survive much of a nuclear attack and still be around to fulfill the remaining prophecies.
Slightly OTOH, the timing of the Gog-Magog invasion attempt, of Ezekiel 38 with Persia and Libya mentioned in verse 5 happens somewhere around that time. However they are not destroyed militarily but the war is described as happening in the Latter Days and the Latter Years.
And they are captained by a force from the North.
Most likely I believe by the same force that is helping them get Bushehr on line this year ...
“Russia will start up the reactor at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant this year, the chief of Russia’s state nuclear corporation told reporters on Thursday.
“2010 is the year of Bushehr,” Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko told reporters after a cabinet meeting in Moscow.”
Ezekiel 38 word-by-word from the KJV (illustrated with stock photos)
(I have issued a rare ping to some others who might find this info interesting as well)
Iron Dome uses two radars to quickly calculate the trajectory of the incoming rocket (Palestinian Kassams from Gaza, or Russian and Iranian designs favored by Hezbollah in Lebanon) and do nothing if the rocket trajectory indicates it is going to land in an uninhabited area. But if the computers predict a rocket coming down in an inhabited area, a $40,000 guided missile is fired to intercept the rocket.Thanks sonofstrangelove.