18.02.2011 14.Adar l, 5771
Iron Dome missile defense system to become operational within weeks
All test-runs of system prove successful, IAF believes that 13 Iron Dome systems will be required to protect Israeli civilians from short-range missiles.
The Iron Dome missile intercept system will be declared operational within a number of weeks, after the Israel Air Force – who will be responsible for operating the system – conducted successful test-runs for the first time on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The interception of target missiles in the test-runs proved successful, and this marked the final stage of tests of the new Israel Air Force unit….