08.04.2011 04.Nisan, 5771
Iron Dome works in combat, intercepts Katyusha rocket
Rocket defense system sees first operational success south of Ashkelon; Follows heavy barrage of rockets, mortars from Gaza Strip.
The Iron Dome counter-rocket defense system intercepted a Grad-model Katyusha rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Thursday, proving its capabilities in combat for the first time.
IDF sources said the rocket was detected shortly after it was launched in the direction of Ashkelon, south of which a battery was deployed on Monday….