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Iron Dome  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): April 2011
Total Production: 12
Origin: Israel
Corporations: Rafael
Parent System: Iron Dome
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): April 2011
Total Production: 12
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Description: The Iron Dome is a mobile missile defense system intended to counter the threat posed by short-range artillery rockets and 155mm artillery shells with ranges of up to 70 kilometers. This innovative air defense system is designed for operation in all weather conditions, including low clouds, rain, dust storms or fog. The missile system can handle multiple, simultaneous threats with a high effective discrimination capability and reduced collateral damage. In October 2008 the Iron Dome was in the testing phase of development.

The Iron Dome system along with the David's Sling have been selected by the Israeli Defense Ministry as the best double-tiered solutions for critical air defense missions. Both systems offer the most comprehensive defense solution against a wide range of threats in a relatively short development cycle and at low cost. The Iron Dome air defense system comprises a battle management and control (BMC) post, detection and tracking radar system and several vertically launched interceptor missile firing units. All of these items are mounted on self-powered or towed platforms.

The radar system detects and identifies the threat and monitors its trajectory. The data is transmitted to the BMC post which analyzes the trajectory and estimates the impact point. If the system assesses that the target poses a grave threat then an interceptor is launched at the target. The BMC sends target's trajectory updates to the interceptor via uplink communication. The Iron Dome interceptor is fitted with a special warhead that detonates any target in the air within seconds using a proximity fuze. The neutralization is expected to happen over a neutral area.

Iron Dome Applications


Fighting Ships MEKO A-100 IN

Iron Dome News

There are 8 news between
20 Jul 2010 and 29 Mar 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017Israel Navy Saar 6 Corvettes to Feature Two Iron Dome Launchers
Saturday, December 17, 2016Azerbaijan to Buy Iron Dome Air Defense System
Thursday, April 2, 2015Israel Successfully Tests David's Sling Missile System
Tuesday, September 30, 2014Raytheon Awarded Contract in Support of Iron Dome's Tamir Interceptor
Friday, January 6, 2012Iron Dome Can Neutralize 70 Percent of Artillery Rockets
Wednesday, December 21, 2011Israel's Iron Dome Intercepts 122mm Grad Rocket Fired from Gaza
Tuesday, February 8, 2011Advanced Versions of Multi Mission Radar Fielded Successfully
Tuesday, July 20, 2010Iron Dome Air Defense System Successfully Completes First Series of Tests

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Israel12
YearHoldings
Jan 20124Four batteries deployed at the beginning of 2012
Dec 20113Three batteries deployed at the end of 2011

Grand Total 122
Defensive Weapons
Tamirx60
Sensor Systems
EL/M-2084 MMRx1
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