The US Military, at the side of the Israeli Ministry of Protection’s Israeli Missile Protection Group (IMDO) took a essential step towards fielding the primary of two RAFAEL-made Iron Dome Protection System-Military (IDDS-A) batteries. IDDS-A will defend supported forces inside fastened and semi-fixed places towards sub-sonic Cruise Missiles (CM), Teams 2&3 Unmanned Plane Techniques (UAS), and rockets, artillery, and mortar threats. White Sands Missile Vary hosted the missile flight check, demonstrating the capabilities of the Iron Dome Protection System–Military (IDDS-A). US Military troopers assigned to 3-43 Air Protection Artillery Battalion efficiently detected, tracked, and intercepted a number of CM and UAS surrogate targets. The testing prepares the system for U.S. operational forces use by guaranteeing it meets U.S. Military security requirements and that the system will successfully function inside the U.S. AMD structure.

IMDO Director within the Israeli Ministry of Protection, Mr. Moshe Patel: “That is the second interception check because the two batteries have been equipped to the US Military on the finish of 2020. On this check as nicely, the system intercepted all of the threats, whereas being interoperable with US techniques.”


Brigadier Basic (Res.) Pini Yungman, Govt Vice President and Head of RAFAEL’s Air & Missile Protection Directorate: “As soon as once more, the Iron Dome has confirmed its effectiveness and operational capabilities in fight situations. As a part of the U.S. Military’s operational coaching, American troops operated the system which functioned with optimum effectiveness towards quite a lot of threats and intercepted targets from completely different ranges.”

Maj. Gen. Brian Gibson, Director AMD CFT: “It’s necessary to know that implementation for the U.S. is concerning the skill to combine this technique into our air protection image. We have to combine this into our U.S. structure, and to present confidence to our regional commanders that we will combine this technique safely into what they’ve.”

U.S. Military executes Iron Dome Protection System – reside hearth at White Sands Missile Vary. (Picture by Program Govt Workplace Missiles and House)

The Israel Missile Protection Group (IMDO) within the Directorate of Protection Analysis and Growth leads the event of Israel’s multi-tiered air protection array, based mostly on 4 operational layers: Iron Dome, David’s Sling, Arrow 2, and Arrow 3. The US Military plans to area each Iron Dome Protection System-Military (IDDS-A) batteries as an interim cruise missile protection answer, whereas the US Military continues to accumulate a permanent IFPC Inc2 system. Future variants of the IFPC program embrace expertise insertions equivalent to directed power, which can present a essential safety functionality towards sub-sonic Cruise Missiles, Teams 2&3 Unmanned Plane Techniques, and Rockets, Artillery, and Mortars threats.

Iron Dome (Kippat Barzel) is a cell all-weather air protection system developed by Rafael Superior Protection Techniques and Israel Aerospace Industries. The system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from distances of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to 70 kilometres (43 mi) away and whose trajectory would take them to an Israeli populated space. The system is designed to counter short-range rockets and 155 mm artillery shells with a variety of as much as 70 kilometers. In keeping with its producer, Iron Dome will function day and evening, underneath opposed climate circumstances, and might reply to a number of threats concurrently. The system’s radar is known as EL/M-2084. It detects the rocket’s launch and tracks its trajectory. The BMC calculates the affect level in response to the reported knowledge, and makes use of this info to find out whether or not the goal constitutes a menace to a chosen space. Solely when that menace is decided, an interceptor missile is fired to destroy the incoming rocket earlier than it reaches the expected affect space. From 2011 to 2021, the US contributed a complete of US$1.6 billion to the Iron Dome protection system, with one other US$1 billion permitted by the US Congress in 2022.