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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 statement, the U.S. Army said that the system would “protect deployed U.S. military service members against a wide variety of indirect fire threats and aerial...

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 a test site in central Israel. Neither the MDA press release nor Israeli reports mention the specifications of the target “long-range” ballistic missile, but Israel’s...

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 Israel and Hamas militants over the past weekend. After Palestinian protests on Friday, during which an IDF officer was injured, Israeli Air Forces bombed Hamas...

Israel Tests Iron Dome, Other Missile Defense Systems

On July 5, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced that three Israeli defense firms successfully tested the Iron Dome, Magic Wand, and Arrow 3 missile defense systems near Tel Aviv this past week. According to The Times of Israel, the MoD stated that the tests were “designed to ‘counter emerging threats in the region.’” The...

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 that the [Israeli] army said belonged to a senior Hamas operative involved in the airborne arson attacks…and two Hamas outposts in the north of the...

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 Gaza Strip in response. Tension between Hamas and Israeli forces have intensified within the past week, following protests in response to President Trump’s announcement recognizing...

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 in barrages, resulted in the system being declared fully operational by the Israeli Defense Forces. The “Iron Dome of the Sea” was a multi-year joint...

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 demonstration at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Attempting to fill the Army’s capability gap in Europe for mobile short range air defenses (SHORAD),...

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 theatre has always been the most threatened area,” Brig. Gen. Zvika Haimovich, Commander of the Aerial Defense Division said in a press release. “The theater...

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 22nd.  The Tamirs tested yesterday were the first to use American-made components. Related Links: Israel’s missile defense systems pass muster – Arutz Sheva 7 WATCH: ISRAEL’S IRON...