Defense ministry to showcase Iron Dome to Obama

Israel's defense establishment completed preparations to show off military technology to President Obama.

March 19, 2013 18:29
Iron Dome displayed at Ben Gurion airport for Obama's visit.

Iron Dome displayed at Ben Gurion airport 370. (photo credit: Alon Basson/Defense Ministry)

Defense Ministry placed missile defense systems at Ben Gurion Airport to showcase them to US President Barack Obama, a day ahead of his scheduled arrival.

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The ministry set up a center at the airport, which will allow Obama to inspect air defense systems jointly developed by Israel and the US, including the Iron Dome anti-rocket system for short and medium-range threats, the David’s Sling system for medium to long-range projectiles, and the Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system, which sends interceptors into space to destroy incoming threats.

The ministry also prepared a reception area for the president, where he will be directed to immediately after he lands.

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