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RAFAEL LOOKING AT IRON DOME ENHANCEMENTS
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Source: Forecast International

NEWTOWN, Conn. - Rafael is looking at a number of enhancements to the Iron Dome missile defense system. Rafael's business development and marketing manager for the Air Superiority Systems Directorate, Gil S, said several improvements are being developed, but that details and timelines are still largely classified.

The Iron Dome system is the short-range, lowest-rung layer of the network developed by Israel's Ministry of Defense's Research and Development Directorate alongside prime contractor and domestic firm Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

Iron Dome defends against mortars and rockets (chiefly the Palestinian-improvised Qassam rockets fired by Hamas and the Katyusha military rockets used by Hezbollah). Since the system's first successful interception in April 2011, the Iron Dome has engaged more than 700 rockets with an official success rate at greater than 80 percent.

Source:  Forecast International - International Military Markets
Associated URL: www.forecastinternational.com
Source Date: April 16, 2014
Author: N. Auger, Analyst 
Posted: 04/16/2014
 


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