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The Israel Air Force and Israel's defense industries have just concluded a major simulation test of a future, multi-layered active air defense system to be deployed in Israel in the coming years. The test - named Operation Tiramisu after the muti-layered dessert - evaluated new doctrines, techniques and technologies currently in service or in various stages of development. It was conducted at the Israeli air defense battlelab that was established as part of the Arrow ballistic missile defense (BMD) program. As noted here, the battlelab provides a virtual environment to test, define and improve air and missile defense doctrines and assess early warning capabilities and active defense systems. These simulations can be combined with live fire tests, field drills and other simulations to keep Israel's air and missile defenses sharp and effectively alert. The recent simulations incorporated Rafael's unique Iron Dome Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) active defense system, currently being deployed along the southern border with Gaza.Also evaluated was the medium range missile interceptor - David's Sling - currently under development at Rafael and Raytheon. All the systems are planned to be integrated into a multi-layered active defense network, along with the in-service Arrow and the new, longer-range Arrow 3.
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