The United States successfully tested a prototype air defense system based on the “Iron Dome”
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The United States successfully tested a prototype air defense system based on the “Iron Dome”

According to the Israeli Ministry of Defense, the prototype air defense system (AD), which was based on the Israeli Iron Dome structure, was successfully tested by the US Marine Corps units.

Rafael, an Israeli company, created the Iron Dome air defense system to protect against unguided rockets that have a range of between 4 and 70 km. Since 2011, the system has been in use by the Israel Defense Forces. It is used to intercept missiles being launched by radicals from Gaza Strip on Israeli territory.

At the White Sands testing site in New Mexico, tests of a promising medium range anti-aircraft system were conducted. During the tests, several training targets were successfully hit in the form cruise missiles that were launched simultaneously in different directions along different trajectories.

The MRIC (Medium Range Intercept Capability), which is currently being tested, combines components from both the US and Israel. These are American radar stations that target ground air targets G / ATOR, CAC2S combat control system and Israeli Tamir antimissiles. They were tested in conjunction with the Iron Dome.

The test demonstrated that the Tamir interceptor missile from Iron Dome and its ground components could be integrated quickly into any defense architecture. It was able to successfully intercept various airborne threats even in difficult environments. We look forward to forming further partnerships with the US military in areas such as missile and air defense.

Moshe Patel is the head of the Israeli Missile Defense Organization, Ministry of Defense

The United States successfully tested a prototype air defense system based on the “Iron Dome”
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