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Iron Dome


Iron Dome System 
  
The Iron Dome is an effective and innovative mobile defense solution for countering short range rockets and 155 mm artillery shell threats with ranges of up to 70 km in all weather conditions, including low clouds, rain, dust storms or fog. The system uses a unique interceptor with a special warhead that detonates any target in the air within seconds. 
 
System Operation
 
The Iron Dome radar detects and identifies the rocket or artillery shell launch and monitors its trajectory. Target data is transmitted to the Battle Management; Weapon Control (BMC) for processing. The threat’s trajectory is quickly analyzed and the expected impact point is estimated.If the estimated rocket trajectory poses a critical threat, a command is given within seconds and an interceptor is launched against the threat.  The interceptor receives trajectory updates from the BMC via uplink communication. The interceptor approaches the target and uses its radar seeker to acquire the target and guides the interceptor within passing distance. The target warhead is detonated over a neutral area, therefore reducing collateral damage to the protected area.



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