11.04.2011 07.Nisan, 5771
The new batteries are expected to arrive within a year and a half, and they would then be ready for operations immediately, if needed.
The Israel Defense Forces is ordering four more Iron Dome anti-rocket systems from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems at a cost of $60 million to $80 million each. The two batteries in operation – protecting the southern cities of Ashkelon and Be'er Sheva – have proved themselves in action against Hamas' rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians.
The Israel Air Force, which operates Iron Dome within the IDF, is expected to receive the new batteries within a year and a half. They would then be ready for operations immediately, if needed….