Author Topic: Israel deploys 8th Iron Dome battery, achieves 90 percent intercept rate in current war  (Read 161 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rangerrebew

  • America defending Veteran
  • TBR Contributor
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 70,754
  • “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them
Monday, July 14th, 2014 | Posted by
Israel deploys 8th Iron Dome battery, achieves 90 percent intercept rate in current war

Special to

TEL AVIV — The Israel Air Force has expanded its fleet of Iron Dome missile and rocket defense batteries.

The Air Force deployed its latest Iron Dome battery on July 12 amid the mini-war with the Gaza Strip. The battery was said to be the eighth Iron Dome, produced by the state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

 “First and foremost, it saves lives and grants us expanded opportunities
 for managing the campaign against Hamas,” Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon

Officials said Iron Dome achieved an interception rate of 90 percent
 during the current war with Hamas and Islamic Jihad. They said Rafael has
 enhanced several of the batteries to intercept the latest Palestinian
 medium- and long-range rockets. On July 14, the air force intercepted a
 suspected Hamas unmanned aerial vehicle over southern Israel.

“In the past week, we carried out a very complex technological exercise
 to deliver the eighth system,” a Defense Ministry official said.

The latest Iron Dome was said to have been deployed in the Tel Aviv
 area, the main target of Hamas and Jihad. Officials said the latest battery
 reflected U.S. aid for fast-tracked production that would include the U.S.
 firm Raytheon.

“It sends a message to countries and organizations amassing huge
 quantities of rockets and missiles,” Ya’alon said.

Officials said the latest Iron Dome included technology from the David’s
 Sling low-tier ballistic missile defense system. They said David’s Sling,
 still under development, would be interoperable with Iron Dome, including
 radar and battle management.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2014, 07:47:25 AM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin

Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo