Israel’s Rafael delivers second Iron Dome missile battery to US Army


US Army Iron Dome Missile: Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) has completed the delivery of the second of two Iron Dome Defense System batteries produced by the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to the U.S. Army over the weekend, the Israeli defence company said.

Israel’s defence minister Benny Gantz said the delivery of the Iron Dome to the US Army once again demonstrates the close relations between the Israel Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Department of Defense.

He said it demonstrates 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,” Benny Gantz said. 

In August 2019, the United States and Israel signed an agreement for the procurement of two Iron Dome Defense System batteries (IDDS-A).

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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 defense of U.S. troops against a variety of ballistic and aerial threats.

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Israel’s Iron Dome Missile

Iron Dome was developed and manufactured by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Limited.

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.

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The Iron Dome is an integral part of Israel’s multi-layered defense array developed by the IMDO.

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

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