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I have been watching this for along time. Very cool system and I have also watched a Laser version tested in White Sands New Mexico!!!
"You can't hit a bullet with a bullet. Missile defense is a complete waste of money. It is destabilizing. And war-mongering. And racist and homophobic. (And the targets are only Jews anyway.) So it must be stopped. And Netanyahu must step down and allow a transition to a democracy."
Better than Operation Chrome Dome, where we had B-52s in the air 24/7.
I am concerned that Israel has too much confidence in this system. A rule of thumb for such defensive systems is that the more “layered” they are, the better.
For example, Israel could have a long time ago purchased or built some C-RAM weapons, which are the land version of the US Navy Phalanx CIWS. A single system of this type costs a mere $15m, is mounted on a large flatbed truck, and can take down a whole range of flying enemy weaponry and aircraft, at a fraction of the price of using advanced missiles to do so.
The Swiss have a multiple weapon version called Skyshield, which costs about the same, and has been tested against a whole range of lesser weapons, of the Soviet make that would be used against Israel.
The bottom line is that Iron Dome is concentrating on a quality defense against quality weapons. But Israel also need to be concerned with quantity weapons.