The United States Armed Forces today received the first of two Iron Dome anti-aircraft missile systems purchased from Israel.
The Pentagon asked the United States Congress for $ 373 million to purchase two batteries of the Iron Dome (“Iron Dome”) air defense system, produced by the Israeli corporation Rafael, for deployment in Europe.
Iron Dome is an all-weather mobile air defense system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries.
Not built: 10 batteries deployed (planned deployment is 15)
Manufacturer: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries
Detonation mechanism: proximity fuse
Launch pad: three or four launchers, each with 20 interceptors
In service: 2011-present
Designers: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries
Under the contract, Israel will supply the United States with a set of 12 launchers, two radars, two command posts and 240 interceptor missiles.