IRON DOME SYSTEM of ISRAEL
IRON DOME SYSTEM:
It is a multi mission system capable of intercepting rockets, artillery mortars and precision Guided Munitions such as a very short range air defence systems, aircrafts, helicopter and unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAV). over short ranges upto 70 km.
Iron dome is an all weather system.
It can engage with multiple targets simultaneously and can be deployed over land and sea both.
It is manufactured by Rafael Advanced Defence Systems.
It has been in service with Israeli Air Force since 2011.
Its development was taken up after a series of rocket attacks on Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas in the 2000s.
It consists of a battle management control unit, a detection and tracking radar and a firing unit.
The Iron Dome in Israel is deployed in a layered defence along with David’s Sling and Arrow missile defence system which are designed for medium- and long-range threats.
The I-DOME is the mobile variant with all components on a single truck.
The C-DOME is the naval version for deployment on ships.