'Iron Dome' Rocket Defense on Target

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel's 'Iron Dome' rocket defense system performed well in its most recent test, the Defense Ministry announced Thursday evening.

The Iron Dome rocket defense system has been jointly developed by Mafat, the Defense Ministry's Administration for the Development of Weapons and the Technological Industry, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

It is part of a multilayered defense system, which includes the Arrow anti-ballistic missile system, designed to protect Israelis from incoming rocket attacks, especially in the north and south of the country.

Defense Ministry officials said the latest round of tests represented a "milestone" in Iron Dome's performance and confirmed its ability to respond appropriately to incoming projectiles.

According to Defense Ministry Director-General Pinchas Buchris, who praised the system's engineers, Iron Dome will be installed and fully functioning in the near future.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the multilayered defense system would ensure that "a clear majority of missiles do not reach their targets."

Sources: The Jerusalem Post, YNet news

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