Iron Dome Battery Placed in Eilat (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 07/12/12)
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An Iron Dome anti-missile battery was placed in the city of Eilat
this week, less than a month after the remains of a Grad rocket were
located in the southern Arava, not far from the city.
The IDF said that placing the battery in Eilat is an exercise which
is part of a program testing the Iron Dome’s integration capabilities.
“The system is placed from time to time at various places throughout
the country and on Monday it was placed in Eilat for a few days,”
said the IDF, noting that placing the battery near the southern
border was part of operational preparations and is not because of
The highly acclaimed Iron Dome technology was a reaction to the
thousands of missiles that have rained down on Israeli citizens from
The system has proven very effective and was successful in
intercepting 90 percent of missile attacks on urban centers. In May,
the United States gave Israel $70 million for additional Iron Dome
The IAF´s Aerial Defense Formation recently said it is already
working on additional developments and improvements to Iron Dome. The
next stage of the Iron Dome will include advances in interception
capabilities, and will respond to a wider range of threats.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 07/12/12)
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