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August 20, 2012 10:24 am

Israel Deploys Iron Dome Near Egyptian Border

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Iron Dome CRAM launcher near the town of Sderot. Photo: wiki commons.

AFP – JERUSALEM — The Israeli army has deployed an Iron Dome air defense system, designed to intercept and destroy rockets, days after two rockets were fired at the town of Eilat near the border with Egypt, a military spokeswoman said Aug. 20.

“An Iron Dome battery has been deployed in the town of Eilat as part of tests, momentarily modifying the sites where these systems are deployed,” she said but did not give further details.

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