US Army to Purchase Iron Dome

US Army to Purchase Iron Dome

On February 6, the U.S. Army announced its plan to purchase several Israeli Iron Dome air defense systems to fulfill a short-term need for indirect fire defense. In an official…

MDA and Israel Conduct Successful Arrow 3 Test

MDA and Israel Conduct Successful Arrow 3 Test

On January 22, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) successfully tested Israel’s Arrow 3 Weapon System in collaboration with the Israeli Air Force from…

IDF Deploys Additional Iron Dome Defenses

IDF Deploys Additional Iron Dome Defenses

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has deployed more Iron Dome defense systems in central and southern Israel, according to an IDF announcement on June 15. The deployment follows significant clashes between…

Iron Dome Intercepts Missiles from Gaza Strip

Iron Dome Intercepts Missiles from Gaza Strip

On June 27, Israel’s Iron Dome defense system intercepted three missiles launched by Hamas from the Gaza Strip. Hamas launched more than twelve missiles in retaliation for Israeli attacks “on a car…

Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Fired from Gaza

Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Fired from Gaza

On Tuesday, Iron Dome batteries intercepted rockets fired from the Gaza Strip toward Ashkelon. While no groups claimed responsibility for the rocket launch, Israeli forces attacked Hamas targets in the…

Naval Iron Dome is Declared Operational

Naval Iron Dome is Declared Operational

The Naval Iron Dome system, first tested in May 2016, completed its final round of testing on Monday. The successful test, in which Grad rockets were fired both individually and…

New Road-Mobile SHORAD System Tested

New Road-Mobile SHORAD System Tested

On October 6, a senior Raytheon official announced the successful intercept of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) by a Stinger missile mounted on a Stryker combat vehicle during a SHORAD…

Israel Establishes Second Iron Dome Battalion

Israel Establishes Second Iron Dome Battalion

On September 18, Israel’s Air Force reported that its Air Defense Division had established a second Iron Dome battalion to defend against aerial threats in Israel’s northern theater. “Israel’s northern…

Israel Tests Iron Dome

Israel Tests Iron Dome

According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the Israeli Missile Defense Organization conducted a series of tests on the Tamir missiles used in the Iron Dome missile defense system on February…