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Israel successfully tests ‘Iron Dome’

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 26, 2009

During the test, a number of rockets were launched, “of the same type that were fired in recent years at Israel,” and the Iron Dome system responded “accordingly,” the Defense Ministry said, using terminology indicating a successful interception of the projectiles.

The Iron Dome system is slated to defend southern and northern Israel from Hamas and Hizbullah rockets, and be a key component in a multi-layered missile defense system that includes the Arrow anti-ballistic missile shield.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1237727552459&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

It said the missiles, which can destroy rockets with a range of up to 70 km, will become operational in 2010 when the first batch is delivered to the Israeli air force.

Source: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/israel-antirocket-test-success-20090327-9csf.html

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