Israel Prepares for Iron Dome Deployment

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Israel will deploy its first counter-rocket Iron Dome battery "in 10 months." Initial elements of the Iron Dome, developed by Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, will be delivered to the IDF in September. The rapid deployment of the system was enabled following successful tests in July in which the Iron Dome intercepted three 122 mm Grad-type rockets. The Iron Dome is designed to defend an area of 150 km2 from rockets with ranges of up to 70km, from the indigenously developed Palestinian Qassam r...
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