Considered among the most advanced defense systems in the word, the Iron Dome uses radar to identify and destroy incoming threats before they can cause damage. The all-weather system was specially designed to help combat shorter-range rudimentary weapons like the rockets fired from Gaza.
The Iron Dome was expensive to develop but manufacturers say it is cost-effective because of technology it uses to differentiate between missiles likely to hit built-up areas and those that won't. Static and mobile units only launch interceptor missiles to shoot-down anything interpreted as dangerous.
A decade since the Iron Dome became operational, Israel now has 10 batteries deployed across the country, each with three to four launchers that can fire 20 interceptor missiles.
‘The number of Israelis killed and wounded would be far higher if it had not been for the Iron Dome system, which has been a life saver as it always is,’ Israeli military spokesman Lt Col Jonathan Conricus said this week.
A system for detecting the presence, direction, distance, and speed of aircraft, ships, and other objects
An area which has a lot of buildings in it.
A company-sized tactical and administrative artillery unit.
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