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  • Iron Dome Nears
    Posted by Robert Wall 8:17 AM on Apr 26, 2010

    During a technology exhibition, the Israeli military has shown off elements of the Iron Dome rocket and mortar intercept system that is supposed to be operational this year.

    blog post photo
    (credit: IDF)

    You can get a good view of the interceptor and the container. The IDF previously released some interesting shots from Iron Dome flight trials.

    Despite some early problems, the IDF says Iron Dome has intercepted 90% of the rockets it has been fired to engage -- one of the key elements of the system is being able to determined which rockets are a threat and which can be let pass because they are going to fall in non-populated areas.

    Several more rounds of testing are planned before the system actually is declared operationally ready.

    Tags: ar99, IronDome

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