Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Israel IDF power part 2: The "Iron Dome" - missile defense system
The "Iron Dome" (Hebrew: כיפת ברזל) is a mobile air defense system in development by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems designed to intercept short-range rockets and artillery shells. The system was created as a defensive countermeasure to the rocket threat against Israel's civilian population on its northern and southern borders. It is designed to intercept very short-range threats up to 70 kilometers in all-weather situations. It was declared operational and initially deployed on March 27, 2011 near Beersheba. On April 7, 2011, the system successfully intercepted a Grad rocket launched from Gaza for the first time.
Now, there are four Iron Dome batteries in Operation. For the effective protection of the entire Israeli territory, about 10 more will be needed. They are currently being produced and deployed.....Game over, terrorist coward scum from Gaza ;)) hehehehe