Israel has to go in and destroy every rocket they can find!
Would be nice to have a tracking system that sends a rocket back to the source. Maybe something that has a large blast radius.
“It was just one of many such interceptions by what is now the world’s only battle-tested missile defense system.”
So are the Patriot Missiles gone? Wouldn’t you call them battle-tested? Am I that old?
I'm very interested in how they got them. Israel's kept a pretty tight lid on the seafaring ports, so that means they probably came from Egypt. More fruits of the Arab Spring?
this is a situation of Hamas serving as an Iranian combat surrogate to test and learn the limits and vulnerabilities of the Iron Dome system . Also to degrade IDF stockpiles of munitions supporting this system , making them vulnerable to being overrun by not distant future Iranian barrages of missiles . Iran/Hamas/Hezbollah know that an America under the Obama regime will not support or resupply Israel’s military requirements for resupply anymore . They are on their own . They can only , ultimately , rely on their nukes at this point . Get-it-on time is right around the corner . Are you ready?
Depends on your perspective.
Not a success if you are a palee.
Not a success if you are Iran or Morsi or Meshal.
Not a success if you are 0bama.
I wish they could figure out lasers and possibly rail-guns. The upfront investment is a lot, but the per shoot down cost hopefully would be much better. I wonder how much the iron dome missiles are per copy?
I wonder why radar guided AAA can’t be employed as as first line of defense against these inexpensive dumb rockets? If the flak can’t get it, then go to the more expensive iron dome.
Hillary is on her way to meddle and make the situation far worse.