Defense Ministry to deploy fifth Iron dome battery
The Defense Ministry will deploy a fifth Iron Dome battery in Israel on Saturday evening.
The battery, scheduled originally to be deployed in two months time, is being expedited in light of the ongoing security escalations and rocket barrages striking Israel.
The Defense Ministry said that technicians are "working around the clock" in order to move the fifth battery from the test field to the battlefield.
The fifth battery was recently tested for its improved capabilities.The upgraded system is designed to shoot down rockets at greater ranges than those offered by the older Iron Dome batteries.