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Not more than a week ago, the Rafael company announced that the Iron Dome system had been successfully tested by the US military defeating cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems.
Breakingdefense.com reports that the US military currently has two Iron Dome batteries, which it calls the Iron Dome Defense System, which are designated as its incremental cruise missile defense system as the service develops its fire protection capability. indirect (IFPC). The United States military received the Iron Dome for the first time in 2020.
According to a statement by Moshe Patel, the director of Israel’s Missile Defense Organization, Iron Dome intercepted “all threats” and was interoperable with US systems. He also said this was Iron Dome’s second test with the US military.
The Iron Dome capability will help soldiers in fixed and semi-fixed locations defeat cruise missiles, rockets, artillery, mortars, and unmanned aircraft from groups two and three. Last October, the US military sent a battery to Guam, fulfilling a congressional mandate to deploy the system to an operational theater by the end of last year.
The United States Marine Corps also recently tested Iron Dome components during trials for the service’s medium-range intercept capability, designated for coastal marine regiments. The prototype included the ground launcher and Iron Dome interceptor missiles.