Israel Completes Final Tests on Iron Dome Air Defence System

22 July 2010 (Last Updated July 22nd, 2010 18:30)

Israel has successfully completed the final tests of the Iron Dome air defence system and is expected to deploy the interceptor missiles by November 2010. During the final series of tests, the Israeli air defence system successfully intercepted short-range rockets and artillery shells, ac

Israel has successfully completed the final tests of the Iron Dome air defence system and is expected to deploy the interceptor missiles by November 2010.

During the final series of tests, the Israeli air defence system successfully intercepted short-range rockets and artillery shells, according to RIA Novosti.

The system has successfully detected simultaneous launches from various directions and determined the real threats.

Developed by Israel's Rafael Advance Defense Systems, Iron Dome is a mobile air defence system capable of intercepting short and medium-range rockets that can travel around 35 to 45 miles, and 155mm artillery shell threats in all climatic conditions.

Israel has successfully completed the final tests of the Iron Dome air defence system and is expected to deploy the interceptor missiles by November 2010.

During the final series of tests, the Israeli air defence system successfully intercepted short-range rockets and artillery shells, according to RIA Novosti.

The system has successfully detected simultaneous launches from various directions and determined the real threats.