A decision in a split second: the men behind the iron dome

צילום אילוסטרציה: דובר צה”ל

Once identifying to the missile’s interception, behind white blast in Palestine face the iron dome warriors carrying a heavy responsibility: based on experience and technological systems are required to decide when to and when not to shoot down.

תאריך: 08/08/2014, 16:40    
מחבר: מיכל גלברד, אתר צה”ל

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The iron dome system recorded so far in operation “Cliff” over 500 interceptions, but behind every interception or fall in open her decision is received in a battery. “The iron dome system is intercepted the missile, which the fighters,” said the Commander of the iron dome battery is located on the southern shore, Maj. Tal.
“Iron dome” system is an amazing technological system but that system wouldn’t work without the system. Like say a tank killed terrorists, but armored fighters hit the target so the iron dome system is not intercepted, but the missile system “.

The system consists of several subsystems. Once identified the responsibility goes.
To the warriors. “Each missile takes decisions fighter of fragile sec target type, the direction from which it comes and the area where she approaches and document so decide.
Whether to intercept or not, “dissolved” if needed to correct faults in real time, in seconds, in order to launch a rocket. Therefore, the Warriors should be kept
Prepared, and vigilant, “he added.

During the operation, the intercepting 1,000 in number, since the establishment of the “iron dome”.
However, the amount of decisions that were needed to get it higher. “For every interception carried out, the warriors received what decisions not to intercept. Sometimes it’s harder to see fighter and let her fall than decide to intercept it. But it is a decision that should have, and they’re doing it, “said Maj. Tal.

The soldiers use the accumulated experience, operational activities and training that are routine. The iron dome rising activity during operation, but the fighters are working throughout the year to protect the settlements. “Throughout the year we quit and protect residents of the South, which was under fire even when there is no operation in Gaza. At the same time we practice exactly these things-life-saving decisions in seconds, shared control. “People don’t know, but received dozens of decisions relating to dozens of rockets falling not because these soldiers
Working all the time and protecting the residents. “


Translated from Hebrew