Skip to comments.America's Iron Dome Dividend
Posted on 11/23/2012 5:57:49 AM PST by RoosterRedux
The great success of Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system is a good example of how Israel's military advances are important to the American military maintaining our cutting edge capabilities. An article by Bill Smearcheck of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), explains the promise for America:
Iron Dome's proven effectiveness [a greater than 80 percent success rate - ed.] has greatly increased expectations that it will be a popular product on the world market and has drawn considerable attention to possible co-production in the United States.
Developed by the Israeli firms Elta, mPrest Systems, and Rafael, the relatively low-cost Iron Dome system (estimated to be $85,000 per Tamir interceptor missile and $20 million per battery), enjoyed an unprecedentedly rapid development cycle going from drawing board to operational system in five years.
Created to intercept rockets with ranges from 2.5 to 44 miles, Iron Dome is able to selectively engage incoming rockets and mortar and artillery rounds determined by the system to be headed for civilian population centers or national assets.
The United States stands to benefit from its investment in financial support for Iron Dome:
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Iron Dome is now the first priority of the Russians and Iranians. They will blast it politically and their scientists will be trying to blast it militarily.
Outstanding Leader in the W.H. will try to stop it.
If you want a cost-effective shield, I’d consider this:
I had never read that Iron Dome could protect from drone attacks. Is that so? Is there enough time in a drone attack to intercept? Just curious.
Not if you have to get launch approval from Valerie Jarret. otherwise yes.
After they attempt to reverse engineer it and deploy a cheap imitation of their own.
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