Iron Dome’s partial answer

April 11, 2011 07:32

The missile defense system is another example of how Israel turned the liability of terrorist threats into an opportunity for technological innovation.

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The Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system.

Iron Dome 311. (photo credit:REUTERS)

The Iron Dome mobile short-range missile defense system was described by one Ashkelon resident who saw it in action at the weekend as something “straight out of a science fiction movie.” Another local man told Army Radio Sunday, “We saw it launched. It was amazing.”

Defense Minister Ehud Barak called the successful operational debut of Iron Dome in the last few days “an extraordinary achievement for the IDF.”


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