For the first time: “iron dome” performed an experiment in Eilat

As part of the operational system battery has been deployed in the South. Cause: the array system is all buildup.

תאריך: 12/07/2012, 10:43    
מחבר: שיר אהרון ברם, אתר חיל האוויר

The “iron dome” system is deployed in Eilat as part of testing the different spaces and training for possible deployment of iron dome system.

“When the system is in Greece and the intensification of all time, it is important to check every possible space layout, as part of the operating system”, says head of lower layer in the array. After Fresno in Ashkelon, Ashdod, Netivot, Beersheba and Tel Aviv.
The time has come to examine the area “.

So far, the system has gained the “iron dome” over 100 successful interceptions during the cycle. In the last round, deployed the first fourth battery of iron Dome, which became operational at the beginning of the year. “The batteries were placed and respond effectively, and it is possible to say that we are satisfied with the activities. Of course that is not 100% protection, but we learn lessons from the rotation, and improve accordingly, “added the officer.

In addition, upgraded to version (a block) and enhanced “iron dome”, which includes a series of changes to the system, in order to respond to a wider range
Of threats.

Air force site

Translated from Hebrew

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