Air Defense commander: We're ready to deploy 6th Iron Dome

November 18, 2012 20:20

Air Defense commander Shahar Shohat said on Sunday evening that the Israeli Air Force is ready to deploy a sixth Iron Dome battery if it is necessary.

Speaking to Channel 2 Shohat said IAF soldiers could continue operating the Iron Dome battery for "as long as necessary."

Shohat also assured passengers of commercial flights in and out of Israel, saying the IAF maintains a safe distance from civilian airplanes when intercepting rockets.

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