Iron Dome


Perhaps the greatest military invention to come out of Israel, this air defence system has saved thousands of Israeli lives. Developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, the Iron Dome intercepts short-range rockets and mortar shells. When these are fired towards Israel, the Iron Dome uses its radar and cameras to track them and shoot them down before they land on Israeli territory. It was first deployed in 2011 in southern Israel to intercept rockets from Gaza, and it has an incredible 90% success rate.

Updated: April 11, 2018 — 4:36 am
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