The Iron Dome Missile Defense System Works Well

The Israeli iron dome system destroyed 90% of the incoming rockets and predicted which rockets would fall harmlessly in open unpopulated spaces. As of Nov 18,2012, Hamas had fired close to 1,000 missiles and rockets into Israel. Iron Dome decided — by tracing their trajectory and likely impact points within seconds of launch — that […]
The Israeli iron dome system destroyed 90% of the incoming rockets and predicted which rockets would fall harmlessly in open unpopulated spaces. As of Nov 18,2012, Hamas had fired close to 1,000 missiles and rockets into Israel. Iron Dome decided — by tracing their trajectory and likely impact points within seconds of launch — that about two-thirds didn’t pose a threat and let them fall harmlessly to Earth. It destroyed about 90% of the remaining 300 or so that threatened to land in populated areas, Israeli officials said. ATIcourses has several courses to help understand missiles and missile Defense Missile System Design Mar 25-28, 2013 Columbia, MD Modern Missile Analysis Apr 1-4, 2013 Huntsville, AL Modern Missile Analysis May 13-16, 2013 Columbia, MD Making Decisions in Missile Defense On-site only Iron Dome was developed by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., and is expected to cost close to $1 billion by the time up to 15 batteries are bought (five are now deployed in southern Israel). The U.S. has pledged about $300 million to help fund the effort. Israel decided to build the system after the 2006 Second Lebanon War, when 4,000 Hezbollah rockets rained down on northern Israel, killing 44. Iron Dome is designed to counter short-range missiles with a range of 70 kilometers or less – about 45 miles. Its prey includes crude Katyusha and Qassam rockets and Soviet-designed but built-in-Gaza Grads, with a range of up to 25 miles. Read more: http://nation.time.com/2012/11/19/iron-dome-a-missile-shield-that-works/#ixzz2ESWlWpG4


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