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Israel - Defense Ministry Tests Upgraded Version Of Iron Dome

Published on: January 21, 2013 10:19 PM
By: Jerusalem Post
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Israel - The Defense Ministry is holding a series of tests of an upgraded version of the Iron Dome rocket defense system, together with manufacturers Rafael Advanced Defense systems.

The upgrades are designed to give the Iron Dome “improved capabilities against an unprecedented range of threats,” the Defense Ministry said on Monday. “The test, which was completed successfully, will lead to an upgrade in Iron Dome’s operational capabilities,” it added.

One improved Iron Dome battery, which is capable of intercepting projectiles with a longer range, was deployed in the midst of Operation Pillar of Defense in November to defend the greater Tel Aviv area.

The system shot down several medium-range Iranian-made Fajr 5 rockets fired by terrorists from Gaza at central Israel.

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The Air Force deployed five Iron Dome batteries during the Gaza conflict. They succeeded in intercepting more than 90 percent of Palestinian rockets heading towards city centers.

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 Jan 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM refuaha Says:

ישרא בטח בה ולא b iron dome

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 Jan 22, 2013 at 01:56 PM AlbertEinstein Says:

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refuaha Says:

ישרא בטח בה ולא b iron dome

We are not at the madreiga of Yosef haTzaddik. We MUST add hishtadlus to our Bitachon.

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