USE THIS ONEThe Israel Missile Defense Organisation (IMDO), in the Directorate of Defense R&D (DDR&D), of the Israel Ministry of Defense, delivered the first of two Iron Dome Defense System batteries to the US Army. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said “the Iron Dome system, as a part of Israel’s multi-layered missile defence system, reflects the strength of the Israeli defence establishment. As a result of the effectiveness of this system, many deaths were prevented on the home front of southern Israel, and it has a significant impact on the battlefield. I am proud that this advanced system will also protect US Army troops. This is an extraordinary achievement for both the Ministry of Defense and for Israel’s excellent defence industries.

In August 2019 the United States and Israel signed an agreement for the procurement of two Iron Dome Defense System batteries (IDDS-A). The first battery was delivered in record time, and the second battery will be delivered in the near future within the framework of the agreement. These batteries will be employed in the defence of US troops against a variety of ballistic and aerial threats.

The Iron Dome system has been operational in Israel since 2011 and has demonstrated its capabilities with over 2400 successful interceptions of incoming threats. It is an integral part of Israel’s multi-layered defence array developed by the IMDO. The defence array includes the Iron Dome, David’s Sling, Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 weapon systems. The prime contractor for the development and production of the Iron Dome is Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The MMR radar is developed by ELTA, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and the command and control system (BMC), is developed by mPrest.


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