Israel Completes Tests of Upgraded Iron Dome Air Defense System
i24 News – The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems completed a successful series of flight tests of the Iron Dome air defense system on Monday.
The test was conducted at a base in central Israel and participants included the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and Navy, according to a statement by a Defense Ministry’s spokesperson.
Ministry of Defense completed a series of tests in an advanced version of the Iron Dome. pic.twitter.com/ChBKbpoFdC
— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) February 1, 2021
The Iron Dome tested in different scenarios simulating advanced threats, which the system is expected to thwart during times of conflict, whether on land or sea.
The new and upgraded version of the Iron Dome is expected to be delivered to the IAF for operational use, the statement said.
It will also be integrated and installed on the Navy’s Sa’ar 6 corvettes and will be central to the defense of Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The Israel Missile Defense Organization in the MOD and Rafael have completed a successful series of flight tests of a new and upgraded version of the Iron Dome. The test simulated advanced threats which it may face during times of conflict – whether on land or in the sea. pic.twitter.com/ISLQXqDnoP
— Ministry of Defense (@Israel_MOD) February 1, 2021