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…

Azerbaijan Purchases Iron Dome System from Israel

Azerbaijan Purchases Iron Dome System from Israel

On December 17, Azerbaijan’s Defense Industry Minister Yaver Jamalov confirmed that his country will purchase the Iron Dome defense system as part of a $4.8 billion deal with Israel. Azerbaijan…

Israel, U.S. Sign Record Military Assistance Agreement

In an agreement signed on September 14, 2016, the United States pledged to provide Israel with $38 billion in military assistance over the next decade. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU),…