Rafael recently announced what it called “a major breakthrough” for the US Marine Corps (USMC) integration of Rafael’s Iron Dome ground launcher and Tamir interceptor missile into Marine Corps’ Medium-Range Intercept Capability (MRIC) Prototype with the USMC G/ATOR Radar and CAC2S Battle Management System.
A recent live fire test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico proved the USMC has Iron Dome defence capabilities, Iron Dome was successfully integrated into USMC Architecture and the system performed exactly as was predicted by a USMC simulation prior to the test itself.
“This demonstration proves that we do now have a relevant capability,” said Don Kelley, program manager for GBAD at PEO Land Systems, immediately following the successful test.
Brigadier General (Res.) Pinhas Yungman, Executive Vice President and Head of Rafael’s Air Defense Systems Directorate, said “Once again, RAFAEL’s systems have proven that they are capable of seamless, optimised integration with other defence systems. The Marines live-fire test demonstrated a successful combination of an Iron Dome ground launcher, Tamir interceptor with the Marines’ radar system and battle management system. This is an important and significant message for Rafael, for the Marines and the other customers in the United States and in the international market.”