How Iron Dome Defense Works

ISRAEL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

How Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense works

Source: Washington Post, 11-19-12

The air-defense system is designed to attack short-range rockets and shells. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Sunday that of 300 attempted Iron Dome interceptions in the past five days, about 85 percent had succeeded. Here’s a look at three main components of the system. Read related article.

How Israel's 'Iron Dome' missle defense works

Sources: Staff reports; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems; GlobalSecurity. Bill Webster/The Washington Post.
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