Missile Defense System Only a Partial Solution

(Ha'aretz) Reuven Pedatzur - The number of missiles allocated for each Iron Dome system is classified, but there is reason to fear that if the Palestinians intensify the rate of rocket fire, we will soon be left without defense missiles. In any case, Iron Dome does not provide hermetic defense. On Sunday the system tried and failed to intercept a Grad rocket. The main problem is that Iron Dome cannot intercept rockets aimed at areas less than 4 km from the Gaza border, particularly Sderot, and it is incapable of countering mortar shells along the border area.

2011-04-13 00:00:00

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