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Rafael unveils new Boxer-mounted concept for Iron Dome at DSEI 2023

12th September 2023 - 15:30 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in London


A model of an Iron Dome launcher on a Boxer IFV platform. (Photo: author)

Israel's Rafael has unveiled a new export concept version of the Iron Dome air defence system, based on a Boxer 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle platform. The configuration is aimed at the NATO market, especially the UK and Germany.

Rafael displayed a new version of the Iron Dome missile defence system at DSEI 2023, firmly pitched at the European NATO market. 

The mock-ups on display show that the Boxer 8x8-based Iron Dome launcher has ten interceptors, by contrast with the serial-produced version for Israel which has 20 Tamir interceptors. 

The attendant C2 and sensor vehicle is also mounted on a Boxer chassis and incorporates a 360-degree radar and a electro-optic system. 

It is known that Iron Dome is capable of intercepting both ballistic and aerodynamic targets at distances of up to 10km, depending on the type of incoming missile threat.

According to a Rafael

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Leonid Nersisyan


Leonid Nersisyan

Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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