The developers of the “iron dome” system for Israel security prize winners

The prize will be awarded to eight developers of FA and Raphael. The system was developed in three years and went into full operational activities over a year ago

תאריך: 24/06/2012, 12:17    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

The developers of the “iron dome” system for Israel security prize winners – thus decided today (Mon) Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Ehud Shani, Director of the Office, which confirmed the Commission’s recommendations.

The prize will be awarded to eight developers of FA and Rafael. The system was developed in three years and went into action over a year ago. Four batteries already running, registered successes in intercepting short and long range rockets. Just last Saturday night intercepted the system 5 Grad rockets over the city of Ashkelon.

Safety award ceremony held in Israel during September in the presence of the heads of the defense establishment.

The process of forming the system began in 2005, when head of research and development, Brig. Gen. Dr. Danny
Gould, decided on the program include research and interception system demonstration. In subsequent years it was decided that Rafael company will be responsible for the development and development began in 2007. In 2009, the first experiments were to intercept and successfully passed, and on 7 April 2011 became operational system following its first operational intercept.

“Iron dome” system is tniiath to intercept short range rockets, which operates day and night, in all weather conditions, and able to handle multiple threats simultaneously. The system consists of a search radar and guidance, control center and interception missiles. Radar detects the launch of rocket and passed in as the information and control system, which calculates the
The place of injury. If the location justified intercept missile interceptor, launched against the rocket.
Combat head of intercept missile explodes near the rocket, where unexpected damage by the interceptor.

Translated from Hebrew

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