Successfull trial completed of upgraded Israeli Iron Dome counter rockets air defense system 3001134

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Defence News - Israel

 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 02:13 PM
 
Successfull trial completed of upgraded Israeli Iron Dome counter rockets air defense system.
The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Ministry of Defense, responsible for the development of Israel's multi-level defense system, completed a series of pre-planned trials in January 2013 as part of a project to upgrade the Iron Dome missile interception system.
     
The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) of the Ministry of Defense, responsible for the development of Israel's multi-level defense system, completed a series of pre-planned trials in January 2013 as part of a project to upgrade the Iron Dome missile interception system.
Launch unit of Israeli-made Iron Dome counter rockets air defense missile system
     

The series of trials was designed to broaden the system's operational capacity and improve its capabilities against an unprecedented range of threats.

A few months ago the IMDO completed the first trial of the Magic Wand (David's Sling) missile interception system. It was the first trial of the system developed for the Ministry of Defense by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the American company, Raytheon. The data from the latest trial will allow for the continued development of the system and the ongoing development required for the Magic Wand's future operational readiness.

In the coming months, an upgraded model of the Tamir interceptor – used to intercept rockets and missiles – is expected to enter into operational use in the IAF. Iron Dome batteries will use the new upgraded rocket alongside the current interceptor. The introduction of the new rocket will both increase the Iron Dome's arsenal and upgrade its decision making capabilities. Likewise, the new model of the rocket will increase the system's operational range.

The Iron Dome is an effective and innovative mobile defense solution for countering short range rockets and 155 mm artillery shell threats with ranges of up to 70 km in all weather conditions, including low clouds, rain, dust storms or fog. The Iron Dome is developed by the Israeli Defence Company Rafael.

 

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