Iron Dome upgraded

February 2, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Israeli Air Force and Navy have participated in successful flight tests of the upgraded Iron Dome defence weapon system.

Photo: Israel Ministry of Defense Spokesperson’s Office

The Israel Missile Defence Organization (IMDO), in the Directorate for Defense R&D of the Israel Ministry of Defence and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, arranged the tests which were conducted in a base in central Israel.

The test campaign was held in a number of scenarios simulating advanced threats with which the Iron Dome is expected to contend during times of conflict – whether on land or in the sea. The new and upgraded version of the Iron Dome is expected to be delivered to the IAF for operational use. It will also be integrated and installed on the Navy’s Sa’ar 6 corvettes and will be central to the defence of Israel’s economic waters (EEZ).

Video: Israel Ministry of Defence Spokesperson’s Office


The development of the Iron Dome is led by the IMDO in the Ministry of Defence. The prime contractor for the development and production of the Iron Dome is Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. The MMR radar is developed by ELTA, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and the command and control system (BMC), is developed by mPrest. The Iron Dome is an integral part of Israel’s multi-layered defence array developed by the IMDO.


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