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Iron Dome undergoes further tests

17th March 2021 - 09:24 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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In latest tests, Iron Dome intercepted and destroyed simulated existing and emerging threats, including simultaneous interception of multiple UAVs.

Rafael Advanced Defense System and the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) have completed further advanced tests of the Iron Dome air and short-range missile defence system.

Tests involving Israeli Air Force (IAF) personnel at a site in southern Israel ‘demonstrated a significant upgrade of the system’s technological capabilities’, Rafael announced on 16 March, by testing Iron Dome in multiple ‘complex scenarios’ to intercept and destroy simulated existing and emerging threats.

Achievements included the simultaneous interception of multiple UAVs, as well as a salvo of rockets and missiles.

‘The new version of the Iron Dome system will be delivered to the IAF and the Navy for operational use and will strengthen Israel’s multi-tier missile defense capabilities,’ Rafael noted, adding that the system has achieved a success rate of 90% in more than 2,500 combat interceptions to date.

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