Iron Dome Deployed in Greater Tel Aviv Area (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 03/27/12)
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For the first time since entering operational use, the Iron Dome
battery was positioned in the greater Tel Aviv area on Monday.
According to a report on the Israel Defense website, the position of
the battery is for training purposes, to familiarize IDF soldiers
stationed in the area with the system, and to adapt the system to the
In a statement, the IDF Spokesperson Unit said, “The Iron Dome system
is in the process of operational reception. Within the framework of
this process, the battery is periodically positioned in various
locations across the country. Currently, the system is positioned in
the greater Tel Aviv area as part of the operational plan.”
According to the report in Israel Defense, the training that starts
in central Israel this week was supposed to take place more than a
month ago, but was postponed due to the escalation in Israel´s south.
During the recent escalation, the Iron Dome displayed its
capabilities with a high rate of rocket interceptions. It reportedly
intercepted 90 percent of missile attacks on urban centers.
Terrorists fired more than 200 rockets at southern Israel during the
week of escalation. Periodic rocket and mortar fire at southern
Israel continues even when Gaza terrorists agree to a ‘ceasefire’.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/27/12)
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