Exclusive Report: A new system allowing advanced detection of missile attacks in Israeli territory will soon be joining the IAF. This promises a more exact scan of the area under attack and less false alarms
Shir Aharon Bram
Two months after the ending of operation Pillar of Defense, the Aerial Defense Formation continues to focus on advancing its capabilities in facing missile threats. Alarm detection systems located at the Main Ballistic picture Center will be replaced with a newer version that encompasses innovative changes. The system will allow a detection of 99% of the rockets and missiles launched towards Israel and will specifically scan the attacked area. With the help of this new system, fewer false alarms will go off and interrupt citizens’ day to day life.
“This new advanced system is a great advancement; it will give better solution to all levels of operations and detection issues”, promises Major Offir, Commander of the Main Ballistic Picture Center. “It’s a control system managed by sensors and it was invented by the IAF and the Industries. It will replace the older system very soon”.
One of the main system improvements is the ability to have a more precise evaluation of the area under attack within Israel. This will allow earlier alerts that will be activated in specific zones. Thus minimizing disruption of citizens’ lives in vain. “We are working around the clock in order to give the most accurate alerts and are happy about this advancement, as it will allow us to do our jobs in a better way”, adds Major Ofir.