Israel delivers Iron Dome system to the U.S. Army

January 3, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Israel Missile Defence Organization delivered the second of two Iron Dome Defence System batteries to the U.S. Army over the weekend.

 

Photo: Ministry of Defence Spokesperson’s Office

Defence Minister, Benny Gantz said: “The delivery of the Iron Dome to the U.S. Army once again demonstrates the close relations between the Israel Ministry of Defence and the U.S. Department of Defense, the effectiveness of the system against various threats, and the excellent technological capabilities of Israeli industries. I am confident that the system will assist the U.S. Army in protecting American troops from ballistic and airborne threats as well as from developing threats in the areas where U.S. troops are deployed on various missions.”

In August 2019, the United States and Israel signed an agreement for the procurement of two Iron Dome Defence System batteries (IDDS-A). The first battery was delivered in September and is already undergoing a process of implementation in the U.S. The second battery was delivered in accordance with the agreement and project schedule.

These batteries will be employed in the defence of US troops against a variety of ballistic and aerial threats.

 

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. The defence array includes the Iron Dome, David’s Sling, Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 weapon systems.

The IMDO is within the Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), of the Israel Ministry of Defence

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