IAF deploys third Iron Dome battery outside Ashdod

IDF and IAF air defense divisions speed up deployment of rocket defense system to the day before the opening of the new school year.

Barak with IDF soldiers at Iron Dome_311 (photo credit: Reuters)
Barak with IDF soldiers at Iron Dome_311
(photo credit: Reuters)
The Israel Air Force deployed a third battery of the Iron Dome rocket defense system outside Ashdod on Wednesday, beating the deadline Defense Minister Ehud Barak set for next week.
Barak, who had said earlier this week that it would take 10 days until the battery was deployed near Ashdod, praised the IDF and the IAF Air Defense Division on Wednesday for beating the deadline and beginning the deployment before the opening of the school year.
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