The interception capabilities of upgraded “iron dome” system

סוללת “כיפת ברזל”. צילום: דובר צה”ל

Air force content to expand the capabilities of the interception system to additional threats, add around protection across the country and to establish additional batteries

תאריך: 17/06/2012, 16:18    
מחבר: שיר אהרון ברם, אתר חיל האוויר

Iron Dome, the next generation: the air force is preparing to expand the “iron dome” system and improvement. In the second and advanced version of the system, improves its interception capabilities and will respond to a wider range of threats.

“Soon we will update the system to block version 2”, says Lieutenant Colonel Shabtai Ben-choose, Chief Executive bottom layer from the body which is responsible for defining the requirements of air defense and innovations and improvements to the weapon systems. “The upgrade will allow us further interception capabilities and improvements cannot be exposed. Furthermore, it is important to note that a small scale autumn blossom-presentation at all times. Once you discover a problem or defect, and improve instantly, so if tomorrow there will be no performance because of the danger of escalation
Due to the problem or defect. In many cases, cannot wait until the next version of the.

One of the reasons for the upgrade system is the speed at which “iron dome” became operational. The system was developed in a short time, in order to respond to the rocket attacks on settlements in
The South. The emphasis was on the product and meeting schedule, which caused the deletion of information and capabilities which in that phase were not necessary. During the development of block 2, which details were checked them.

Also, according to the Joint Chiefs, iron dome batteries “fit more and more space in the country for possible activity and rapid deployment of the system, if necessary.
Join them in the coming years, new batteries, which can protect from other places. The air force is already looking to the next step, towards the development of the third edition of the system (block 3), which improves iron dome control capabilities “.

Air force site

Translated from Hebrew