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A decision will soon be made by the US military as to what will become the next target for the Israeli-made Iron Dome batteries. US military personnel acquired the two batteries as early as 2019 and conducted initial tests last year at Anderson Air Force Base on Guam, an island in the western Pacific.
According to defensenews.com, the two Iron Dome batteries have now returned to the United States, where they are currently located at Fort Bliss in Texas, along with the units that operate them.
Currently, many efforts are being made to develop and field an Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) system that will defend fixed and semi-fixed sites against threats such as cruise missiles, drones, rockets , artillery and mortars. The ability to transport the batteries made it possible to understand how to transfer such tools even outside the US territorial sequence and put them to the test in an island environment.
U.S. forces employ a 360-degree approach to air and missile defense, integrating communications technologies and command and control architectures into Iron Dome, along with other Army and joint capabilities, which has proven effective