Upgraded Iron Dome Israeli Anti-Missile System Passes Initial Tests

An Israeli soldier looks at an Iron Dome missile as it launched near the city of Ashdod, Israel, to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza Strip, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Israeli strikes hit two media centers in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, as Israel warned it was …
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Ynetnews reports: An upgraded version of the Iron Dome missile defense system has successfully passed a series of tests in recent days, in which the new jointly-developed Tamir interceptor missile destroyed several projectiles.

The experiments are part of a set, annual program conducted by the Ministry of Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

The experiments were conducted in the south and meant to test the ability of the Iron Dome to intercept a variety of targets fired simultaneously at different ranges.

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