The newest dwell fireplace take a look at culminates a sequence of three trials carried out over the previous yr, and for the third time the system efficiently intercepted all kinds of targets. On this newest take a look at, the power to repeatedly launch TAMIR IRON DOME interceptors from a cellular launcher developed by the U.S. Marines was additionally examined. The sequence of checks have been carried out by the Marines on the White Sands facility in New Mexico as a part of the event programme to check a brand new prototype system for Medium Vary Intercept Functionality (MRIC – Medium Vary Intercept Functionality). The profitable experiment proved each the efficiency of the cellular launcher developed for the Marines, and the efficiency of the IRON DOME interceptor, in a number of difficult interception situations.

Moshe Patel, Head of the Israeli Missile Protection Group (IMDO) on the Ministry of Protection: “The present take a look at, which completes a sequence of three checks, is additional proof of the power of the IRON DOME TAMIR interceptor, along with its floor array, to combine rapidly and effectively with the complete related system and to intercept quite a lot of aerial threats in difficult and sophisticated situations. We welcome any cooperation within the subject of defence with the branches of the US navy.”


“The three checks that occurred this yr proved that the efficiency of the MRIC system with IRON DOME interceptors is sweet and offers a devoted launcher resolution for the Marines,” stated Don Kelly, Challenge Supervisor within the Air Protection Division (GBAD) of the Marine Corps’ Land Directorate (PEO Land Programs) on the finish of the take a look at.

The US Marine Corps has efficiently accomplished a sequence of checks of an air defence system incorporating RAFAEL’s TAMIR IRON DOME interceptor. (Picture by Israeli Ministry of Protection/RAFAEL)

Government Vice President and Head of the Air and Missile Protection Directorate at RAFAEL Brigadier Normal (Ret.) Pini Yungman: “As soon as once more, RAFAEL’s programs have confirmed that they can combine into present programs and create synergy between programs, offering optimum efficiency. RAFAEL’s superior programs are developed with an ‘open structure’ permitting seamless integration with different programs. Within the newest take a look at carried out by the Marines, a profitable mixture of the TAMIR interceptor launched from a brand new launcher developed underneath the management of the Marines, mixed with the Marines’ radar system and the battle administration system, that are programs developed by American industries, was demonstrated.

The TAMIR interceptor is able to intercepting cruise missiles, unmanned aerial automobiles, quite a lot of rockets, mortars and Precision Guided Missiles. The interceptor was developed by RAFAEL, which was a companion in adapting it to the configuration of the Marine Corps and in conducting the experiment. In July 2014 it was introduced that Raytheon can be the main U.S. companion in co-production of main parts for the Iron Dome’s Tamir intercepting missile. In April 2016, Iron Dome’s Tamir interceptor efficiently shot down a UAV throughout a take a look at firing in america, the system’s first trial on international soil. The U.S. agency will provide parts by means of numerous subcontractors. Rafael and Raytheon had teamed to supply the Iron Dome launcher and Tamir interceptor, often called SkyHunter within the U.S., to the U.S. Military as a part of its Oblique Fires Safety Functionality (IFPC) system, however Dynetics was as an alternative chosen providing a launcher primarily based on the Multi-Mission Launcher firing the AIM-9X Sidewinder.