Politics aside the Iron Dome is a crazy piece of engineering. Absolutely incredible!
But living in Israel is hell… Or better said really noisy these days! Terrifying war games!
IDF anti missile system has proven itself once again, at least two teams of the iron dome unit strike out 15 Qassam rockets at once, and it’s amazing!
What is the Iron dome?
As explained by Wikipedia:
Iron Dome (Hebrew: כִּפַּת בַּרְזֶל, kippat barzel) is a mobile all-weather air defense system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from distances of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to 70 kilometres (43 mi) away and whose trajectory would take them to a populated area. Israel hopes to increase the range of its sky defense system from the current maximum of 70 kilometres (43 mi) to 250 kilometres (160 mi) and make it more versatile so that it could intercept rockets coming from two directions simultaneously.
It was declared operational and initially deployed on 27 March 2011 near Beersheba. On 7 April 2011, the system successfully intercepted a Grad rocket launched from Gaza for the first time. On 10 March 2012, The Jerusalem Post reported that the system shot down 90% of rockets launched from Gaza that would have landed in populated areas.
I really don’t support the war politic of Israel (like holocaust survivors!) . Politics aside the Iron Dome is a crazy piece of engineering. Make love not war!