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U.S. Army to buy some Israeli-designed Iron Dome missile defenses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army plans to buy a limited number of Iron Dome missile defense systems from Israel as it assesses options for its long-term needs, the military branch said in a statement on Wednesday.

Iron Dome has been billed as providing city-sized coverage against Katyusha-style rockets with ranges of between 5 km (3 miles) and 70 km (42 miles), as well as mortar bombs. The system uses small interceptor missiles to shoot down incoming threats and, according to Israeli and U.S. officials, has had a 90 percent success rate in engagements on the Gaza border.

“The Iron Dome will be assessed and experimented as a system that is currently available to protect deployed U.S. military service members against a wide variety of indirect fire threats and aerial threats,” the Army said in a statement.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense/u-s-army-to-buy-some-israeli-designed-iron-dome-missile-defenses-idUSKCN1PV1QD
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Re: U.S. Army to buy some Israeli-designed Iron Dome missile defenses
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 07:22:30 PM »
Put 'em on the southern border.
We're gonna need 'em for the war with Mexico that is coming...


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