Defense Minister Ehud Barak decided Sunday to award the 2012 Israel
Defense Prize to the developers of the Iron Dome counter rocket defense
system. Barak’s decision was the final approval of a recommendation
submitted by a prize committee.
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Eight engineers from the Defense
Ministry, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems which was the lead contractor
in the program and Impress which developed the command-and-control
system for Iron Dome, will split the award.