Last week, Israel test fired a missile capable of intercepting short range rockets used by terrorists in Gaza, and Hezbollah, in Lebanon. The weapons system is projected to be operational by 2010. Yet another great weapon against terror, the project, dubbed “Iron Dome” was funded with more than $200 million USD, with a given range of 4-70 kilometers (2-47 miles).
Israel last week test-fired a missile capable of intercepting short-range rockets like those fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip and Hizbullah from south Lebanon, Channel 10 television reported Sunday.
“This weapons system will be operational in 2010,” said General Dany Gotlib, who is in charge of research at the Israeli defense ministry.
Television footage showed the test-firing which Channel 10 said it took place in southern Israel.
In December, the Israeli government earmarked more than 200 million dollars for the development of an advanced defense system dubbed “Iron Dome” aimed at countering rocket fire from Gaza and Lebanon.
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems arms firm is developing the system which is capable of knocking down rockets with a range of 4-70 kilometers, such as the homemade Qassam used by Palestinian militants.
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