Israel Improves Iron Dome Air Defense / Missile Defense System

Israel Improves Iron Dome Air Defense / Missile Defense System

The Israeli Ministry of Defense announced the successful completion of a series of tests of the advanced Iron Dome air defense / missile defense system. Tests involving the interception of an unmanned target were conducted by Rafael Advanced Defense System at a training ground in southern Israel.


According to the statement of the Ministry of Defense of the country, the tests demonstrated the capabilities of an improved version of the Iron Dome system in various scenarios to intercept targets imitating promising threats. Details of the improvement were not disclosed, however, according to some military experts, the system could be upgraded to expand capabilities to counter low-flying air threats, including cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as ammunition flying along a ballistic trajectory, including those armed with Iran. An improved system will be put into service with the Israeli Air Force.

The Iron Dome is an essential component of Israel’s air defense system in the present and in the future. Improvements relate to new scenarios of the development of hostilities in the near future and the ability of the Iron Dome to cope with new challenges

- The press service of the Israeli military department said.

According to Israeli media publications, during the testing of an improved version of the Iron Dome, the system hit all of the set targets.

We have completed a series of tests with a 100% success rate. The system intercepted all the threats that were modeled in the area selected for testing. The successful test series that we completed took place exactly 10 years after the first interception of the system. Over the past decade, we have carried out dozens of intercepts within the test system and more than 2000 operational intercepts

- quoted the media as the vice president of defense contractor Rafael Pini Jungman.

The US Army Domestic Air Defense / Missile Defense System Iron Dome was ordered by the US Army as part of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment (IFPC) program, which aims to provide protection against cruise missiles and UAVs.
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  1. Victor_B 23 January 2020 12: 36 New
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    This dome is doped continuously.
    As soon as a whistle or a bow (according to the Israeli media) is screwed to it, so is the news in the world.
    Just advertising and an excuse for low efficiency.
    Our complexes, too, are constantly finishing up, but they do not raise excess noise.
    1. Svetlana 23 January 2020 13: 33 New
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      Why compare ours and not ours?
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      Both that and others are improved and that and others are advertised. Advertised and the Carapace and the Dome and other systems
      1. Victor_B 23 January 2020 13: 37 New
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        Quote: Svetlana
        Why compare ours and not ours?

        And why not?
        Do you think our systems are being discussed in Israeli forums like this?
        Yes, they are discussing.
        But they don’t react to every sneeze (probably).
        1. Ka-52 23 January 2020 13: 45 New
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          Do you think our systems are being discussed in Israeli forums like this?
          Yes, they are discussing.

          all discussions there boil down to one thing: the Russian S-200/300/400/500/100500 - it sucks, the Iron Dome - super-super-wunder-waffle. Do not be hopeful, there is leavened cheers-patriotism worse than ours.
          1. Victor_B 23 January 2020 13: 47 New
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            Quote: Ka-52
            Russian S-200/300/400/500/100500 - this sucks, the Iron Dome - super-super-wunder-waffle.

            Well, that means, and we have every right to humiliate their share.
            Especially for boastfulness.
          2. Krasnodar 23 January 2020 14: 06 New
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            Quote: Ka-52

            all discussions there boil down to one thing: the Russian S-200/300/400/500/100500 - it sucks, the Iron Dome - super-super-wunder-waffle. Do not be hopeful, there is leavened cheers-patriotism worse than ours.

            Where did the firewood come from? From Russian-language sites on which Jewish immigrants from Ukraine used to serve at the military department under the USSR, or from Israeli Hebrew-speaking ones, where all sorts of pvoshniki and others communicate?
            1. Ka-52 23 January 2020 16: 37 New
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              Where did the firewood come from? From Russian sites

              I apologize, but for the limitation of time (a year ago) I did not remember the name of the forum. But Russian-speaking. I remember one of the arguments for the "sludge" of the S-400 was a hackneyed argument about the impunity of attacks by Israeli air forces in Syria. When trying to find out when the Norkin falcons attacked, Khmeimim was called, sent and banned laughing
              1. Krasnodar 23 January 2020 16: 47 New
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                These are emigrant gatherings, and people, the bulk of whom did not serve in the IDF - there are military sites in Hebrew, there are forums with interesting, fairly info and discussion topics. According to the Hebrew press, about the S-400 - from what I remember:
                The S-300 air defense system has excellent detection capabilities, the maneuverability of a missile is not inferior to that of a modern fighter, etc. About S-400 - S-300 missiles, another, more advanced radar. On the S-500 - no one knows for sure what it is. About Armata tank - today, most likely, the best tank in the world. )))
                This is me vskidku from memory. hi
    2. Shurik70 23 January 2020 13: 35 New
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      At the expense of low efficiency, I would argue.
      Its reliability is continuously tested in real conditions.
      As if I did not relate to the foreign policy of Israel, but they cherish their people.
      And the fact that after their high-profile statements about the imminent introduction of laser air defense, which will destroy missiles "almost for free", did not stop the modernization of the Iron Dome, it indicates that they do not "lay all their eggs in one basket," which is also correct.
      1. Victor_B 23 January 2020 13: 40 New
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        Quote: Shurik70
        Its reliability is continuously tested in real conditions.
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        Well, here are the Patriots
        reliability is continuously tested in real conditions

        Well, how about reliability?
        1. Shurik70 23 January 2020 13: 51 New
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          And with reliability - increase. Jewish guys are not only smart, but also stubborn.
          Although zerg rush breaks through any defense.
          So, on November 12-13, 2018, a total of 460 artillery missiles launched “on the knee” were launched across Israel (the most massive attack in recent times). Only 106 could intercept, and then they did not give time to recharge. And every missile defense is an expensive thing.
          1. Krasnodar 23 January 2020 14: 09 New
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            Quote: Shurik70
            And with reliability - increase. Jewish guys are not only smart, but also stubborn.
            Although zerg rush breaks through any defense.
            So, on November 12-13, 2018, a total of 460 artillery missiles launched “on the knee” were launched across Israel (the most massive attack in recent times). Only 106 could intercept, and then they did not give time to recharge. And every missile defense is an expensive thing.

            From what I read, the bulk were all sorts of hailstones, and 80 percent of those who flew over the building were exactly these 106.
    3. Aaron Zawi 23 January 2020 13: 52 New
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      The LCD is being improved, like any weapon that is constantly used.

      Test video.




      1. Victor_B 23 January 2020 13: 55 New
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        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        The LCD is being improved, like any weapon that is constantly used.

        Here I am about the same!
        But here the "public" is painfully violently reacting to every screwed whistle / bow.
        Yes, the dome has increased its effectiveness many times since the first interception.
        "In our dining room began to cook even better". Zhvanetsky.
      2. Maz
        Maz 23 January 2020 14: 35 New
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        Aron, well, tell us about the coolest 319 Israeli army division? How is it, forty percent of the equipment is not ready or sixty? I thought at least in the IDF order, but no. Aircraft are drowning, an entire division must be scrapped. Against this background, an iron dome, just a PR, to distract attention.
        1. Aaron Zawi 23 January 2020 15: 09 New
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          Quote: Maz
          Aron, well, tell us about the coolest 319 Israeli army division? How is it, forty percent of the equipment is not ready or sixty? I thought at least in the IDF order, but no. Aircraft are drowning, an entire division must be scrapped. Against this background, an iron dome, just a PR, to distract attention.

          319 reserve division. Passes, like the whole army is now a fairly large modernization. But everything has its time. Today is not the situation that would give everything to the army. There are no direct threats of conventional war. But harsh criticism has not prevented anyone.
          1. Maz
            Maz 24 January 2020 14: 13 New
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            Quote: Aaron Zawi
            Quote: Maz
            Aron, well, tell us about the coolest 319 Israeli army division? How is it, forty percent of the equipment is not ready or sixty? I thought at least in the IDF order, but no. Aircraft are drowning, an entire division must be scrapped. Against this background, an iron dome, just a PR, to distract attention.

            319 reserve division. Passes, like the whole army is now a fairly large modernization. But everything has its time. Today is not the situation that would give everything to the army. There are no direct threats of conventional war. But harsh criticism has not prevented anyone.
            Strange, but what does the press write ?: "The main division of the IDF is not ready for war!" .....
            According to the report, more than 52% of the division’s vehicles, mainly trucks, cannot be used in case of war. The division is understaffed by 20% with night vision devices. From the report it follows that up to half of all tanks of the Merkava 4 division were “temporarily used” by the training division of the armored corps. Tanks, instead of standing in positions in the Upper Galilee, are in Arava. Also, 94 division radio stations are located at the Shizafon base and not in units. http://mignews.com/news/politic/world/190120_110602_34073.html?fbclid=IwAR2fHpMBgHjM8N9jtqK_Md0U3QuD7fS2BdlPAB7exm8LxjtJNOMqvZrumiU и так далее .... резервистская говорите? нуну
            1. Aaron Zawi 24 January 2020 14: 25 New
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              Quote: Maz
              and so on .... reservist speak? Oh well

              319 of course is reservist.
      3. Bar2 23 January 2020 14: 48 New
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        it’s clear that the targets are flying very high. Torahs near the very ground sharashut.
    4. gmb
      gmb 23 January 2020 14: 06 New
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      Your untruth, stop With 400 and Shell from newspaper pages do not go
    5. TermNachTer 23 January 2020 16: 39 New
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      Our advertising - fssse !!!!! Wow poor Jews to make a small gesheft.
  2. vvvjak 23 January 2020 12: 40 New
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    Over the past decade, we have carried out dozens of intercepts within the test system and more than 2000 operational intercepts

    Russian air defense in Syria has more than 1000 interceptions per year.
  3. rocket757 23 January 2020 12: 45 New
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    According to Israeli media publications, during the testing of an improved version of the Iron Dome, the system hit all of the set targets.

    Everything is logical. The system "works", the system is being modernized for all types of perceived threats.
    There will be no absolute protection, but the quality of work will be improved.
    Everyone goes this way ... if they can, of course. Some just buy ready-made.
    1. rich 23 January 2020 12: 55 New
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      Israel Improves Iron Dome Air Defense / Missile Defense System

      Now, in theory, the name must be changed, for example - "Dome made of stainless steel" wink
      "Stainless steel dome" in English
      1. rocket757 23 January 2020 13: 01 New
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        It’s their business ... we don’t have much interest there. Our systems are much more diverse, because everything is being prepared for different TVDs. We are great, “friends” from different angles, so we have to do a lot of different things.
      2. KAVBER 23 January 2020 13: 28 New
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        Better on steel fool slag
  4. Kuroneko 23 January 2020 12: 47 New
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    Israel Improves Iron Dome Air Defense / Missile Defense System

  5. knn54 23 January 2020 12: 52 New
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    Will watch.
  6. voyaka uh 23 January 2020 12: 54 New
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    She seems to have been adapted for non-ballistic purposes.
    Initially, the LCD was imprisoned for intercepting missiles of the Grad type.
    But experience is gaining, the application is expanding. They are threatening to build into the system and a laser for very close (up to 7 km) targets, where the LCD is weak.
    1. Kuroneko 23 January 2020 13: 25 New
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      Quote: voyaka uh
      But experience is gaining, the application is expanding. They are threatening to build into the system and a laser for very close (up to 7 km) targets, where the LCD is weak.

      Something like the Shell when you can give out? You perfectly understand that the tactical stationary is the last century. Israel so far saves in this regard only that it is very small in territory (well, and the fact that Iran has not taken it seriously. So far).
      1. Krasnodar 23 January 2020 14: 14 New
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        Quote: Kuroneko

        Something like the Shell when you can give out? You perfectly understand that the tactical stationary is the last century. Israel so far saves in this regard only that it is very small in territory (well, and the fact that Iran has not taken it seriously. So far).

        Something like the Shell is not interesting for the Israelis yet, but as for Iran - yes - it’s hard to beat the peaceful people, if anything.
      2. voyaka uh 23 January 2020 14: 24 New
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        The Shell Rocket does not have a seeker. It only goes along the radio corridor of its ground-based radar.
        The advantage is that a rocket is many times cheaper than an LCD rocket.
        But there are also disadvantages ...
        LCD - the lowest level of missile defense.
        Against larger missiles, the David Sling was created. Even larger - Hatz (Arrow)
        1. Kuroneko 23 January 2020 16: 35 New
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          Wonderful. I will not even criticize (although there is something for both the Dome and the Prashcha).
          But the question didn’t see the answer: will there be mobile tactical complexes or what?
          1. voyaka uh 23 January 2020 16: 45 New
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            Mobile I have not heard to design. recourse
            I think this is wrong due to the spread of drones.
          2. Demon_is_ada 23 January 2020 18: 36 New
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            They will not design it, for them it is absolutely not expedient and costly. Israel is a small country and the distribution of the population is peculiar. For shooting in motion, radar requirements are enormously growing and cost is responsible and operational characteristics are falling, you can compare the shell and land. And their policy is aggressive in words laughing but there’s simply nothing to wage an offensive war, Merkava will drown in the sand, so they are for good defense and preferably cheap ...
            1. Kuroneko 24 January 2020 02: 29 New
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              Quote: Demon_is_ada
              And their policy is aggressive in words

              On the words? I understood you. = _ =
              They also bomb / shell neighboring states in words
              Okay. And the coffins from these "words" - this is pure virtualism. With powerful words, Yiddish is hurt.
              1. Demon_is_ada 24 January 2020 10: 46 New
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                You apparently didn’t live in the east laughing There, the image of the FSE, it’s money, alas ... People there are essentially not considered people for people, but the pomp in the window dress is required. It is very important there that the client thought of you and what he said out loud lol Take a look at the dances on the Pakistani Indian border and partially understand what I’m talking about, and it will only be superficial, the most interesting of them in the subconscious ...
      3. Maki Avellevich 23 January 2020 21: 07 New
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        Quote: Kuroneko
        Israel so far saves in this regard only that it is very small in territory

        no expansion is scheduled for the near future /
    2. LiSiCyn 23 January 2020 13: 41 New
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      Alexey hi
      Quote: voyaka uh
      They are threatening to build into the system and a laser for very close (up to 7 km) targets, where the LCD is weak.

      Is there enough power? Again, depending on what goals. what
      1. Krasnodar 23 January 2020 14: 14 New
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        Mines, home-made, such. Hi Stas!
        1. LiSiCyn 23 January 2020 14: 49 New
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          Hi Albert! hi
          Quote: Krasnodar
          Mines, homemade

          Still, I doubt the capabilities of the laser. what
          You better tell me that there Macron is scandalous? wink
          1. Krasnodar 23 January 2020 14: 56 New
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            The Israelis say that enough is enough - time will tell))
            Macaron decided to show 10% of the French electorate (to Arabs) that he could build Israeli police laughing I would have sent the plain text to hell in place of the cops. The type they entered before him in some kind of basilica in Jerusalem, owned by the French. Then, however, he apologized to them.
            1. LiSiCyn 23 January 2020 15: 10 New
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              Quote: Krasnodar
              Then, however, he apologized to them.

              As I understand it, I’m no longer on camera ..
              1. Krasnodar 23 January 2020 15: 22 New
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                It’s possible that on the Camera. )))
                France has a nasty situation - the Arabs freed from the yoke of colonialism rushed there in droves, thanks to which the Jews left from there to Israel, Canada and the States in droves, and with good money. The French have to reckon with their electorate, spoiling their lives literally at the household level, but the value of this state at the world level has fallen to a significant economic producer and consumer in Europe - no more.
                1. Ezekiel 23 January 2020 22: 19 New
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                  Quote: Krasnodar
                  thanks to which the Jews leave from there to Israel, Canada and the States in droves

                  Perhaps the French in this way solve a painful problem? First, the Arabs will expel the Jews from France. Well, and then get rid of the Arabs by inviting, for example, Romanians or Albanians?
                  What was the need to bring the poor French, what would they prefer the Arabs? Horror.
                  1. Krasnodar 23 January 2020 22: 20 New
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                    Well, yes - but it’s on Israel’s hand)) Yes, they didn’t prefer it — they simply loused)).
                    1. Ezekiel 23 January 2020 22: 22 New
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                      Quote: Krasnodar
                      Israel is on hand

                      All right. You need to live in the homeland, if there is one.
                      1. Krasnodar 23 January 2020 22: 24 New
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                        Everyone already decides for himself - for me, he did the installment plan, paid taxes for ten years - so live wherever you want)). Well, it's me - many have a different opinion.
      2. Maki Avellevich 23 January 2020 21: 08 New
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        Quote: LiSiCyn
        Is there enough power? Again, depending on what goals.

        target laser
    3. lucul 23 January 2020 15: 30 New
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      She seems to have been adapted for non-ballistic purposes.
      Initially, the LCD was imprisoned for intercepting missiles of the Grad type.
      But experience is gaining, the application is expanding. They are threatening to build into the system and a laser for very close (up to 7 km) targets, where the LCD is weak.

      Wooo, at least a sober look at things appeared, otherwise a year ago they threw everyone’s caps with their dome here ....
  7. ZaharoFF 23 January 2020 13: 22 New
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    About once a year, the same thing. Just not to be forgotten, apparently.
  8. Mityay65 23 January 2020 13: 37 New
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    The successful test series that we completed took place exactly 10 years after the first interception of the system

    I remember 10 years ago, Israel announced "Katyush is gone." Then the truth had to be completed 10 years. Interestingly, completed this time? So the real effectiveness of intercepting a target like a Katyusha rocket does not exceed 30%.
    1. voyaka uh 23 January 2020 15: 20 New
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      "had to finish 10 years" ///
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      It is being completed "at work". For real purposes. The enemy also does not flap his ears. Militants come up with how to overload, deceive missile defense. This is normal.
      Therefore, the effectiveness of the LCD in several wars ranged from 70 to 90%. The improvement process is continuous.
  9. eagle owl 23 January 2020 13: 41 New
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    Small question. And he is the dome ... At least once he fought against a normal attack?
    1. igor67 23 January 2020 14: 07 New
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      . Does this count?
      1. eagle owl 23 January 2020 17: 53 New
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        Saucepan, right? And if the Iskanders go? It is not known what will happen. So?
    2. gmb
      gmb 23 January 2020 14: 10 New
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      He fought, read carefully
      1. The comment was deleted.
      2. igor67 23 January 2020 14: 38 New
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        [media = https: //youtu.be/i793TmjnZj0 Constantly fighting]
      3. eagle owl 23 January 2020 16: 41 New
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        Attentively, and attentively - we can read it ... The Dome doesn’t work with anyone, there’s no tama ... Even the SCADA Ancient is already a problem, and so on -
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iZMmyDumlA
    3. Fat
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      Quote: Uhu
      Small question. And he is the dome ... At least once he fought against a normal attack?

      Which raid do you think is the norm? Tel Aviv has experience, as well as an understanding of the notorious * normal ...
      You yourself understood what kind of nonsense they took out.
    4. Professor 23 January 2020 14: 57 New
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      Quote: Uhu
      Small question. And he is the dome ... At least once he fought against a normal attack?

      I’m embarrassed to ask, what is a “normal attack”?
  10. Sidor Amenpodestovich 23 January 2020 14: 10 New
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    We have completed a series of tests with a 100% success rate.

    after the first interception of the system

    Somehow clumsily written. Of course, I may not understand something, but would it not be more appropriate to write "with a result of 100%" and "system interception"?
  11. Fat
    Fat 23 January 2020 14: 12 New
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    As for the interception, the minister may have sinned a little, exaggerating, or maybe not. My friends do not go to the barbecue yet. The fact that Israel has made the system for intercepting NUR in a memorable, calm manner will be for the childhood friends who have settled there. I hope that stupid terrorist initiative on O will reduce, even for a while.
  12. Shahno 23 January 2020 14: 41 New
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    Quote: Thick
    Quote: Uhu
    Small question. And he is the dome ... At least once he fought against a normal attack?

    Which raid do you think is the norm? Tel Aviv has experience, as well as an understanding of the notorious * normal ...
    You yourself understood what kind of nonsense they took out.

    By the way. Not at Tel Aviv, but at Jerusalem yes
  13. Shahno 23 January 2020 15: 00 New
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    Quote: LiSiCyn
    Hi Albert! hi
    Quote: Krasnodar
    Mines, homemade

    Still, I doubt the capabilities of the laser. what
    You better tell me that there Macron is scandalous? wink

    So Albert seems to be with you now.
    And so Macron did not want to go into the temple with a bunch of policemen. It was decided kindly, one from the SHABAK, one from the French, according to the regulations, that was how it was ... This is the territory - the property of France, and the responsibility lies with the SHABAK.
    PS. There it began with Chirac ...
  14. Kastorkin 23 January 2020 17: 30 New
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    We have completed a series of tests with a 100% success rate. The system intercepted all the threats

    As always, Jews are bouncers .. Boast someday.
    1. Maki Avellevich 23 January 2020 21: 12 New
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      Quote: Kastorkin
      As always, Jews are bouncers .. Boast someday.

      Katorkin, you would load your koment information a little.
    2. Vitaly gusin 23 January 2020 23: 10 New
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      Quote: Kastorkin
      . Boast someday.

      So someday, it was already.
      Many have already dropped out of this list.
      And what else did you want?
  15. Shahno 23 January 2020 21: 11 New
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    Quote: Maki Avellevich
    Quote: Kuroneko
    Israel so far saves in this regard only that it is very small in territory

    no expansion is scheduled for the near future /

    Jordan is very protesting. Even going to build schools on the border with us .. They know what to take.
  16. Pacifist with AK 23 January 2020 22: 36 New
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    Quote: Ka-52
    Do you think our systems are being discussed in Israeli forums like this?
    Yes, they are discussing.

    all discussions there boil down to one thing: the Russian S-200/300/400/500/100500 - it sucks, the Iron Dome - super-super-wunder-waffle. Do not be hopeful, there is leavened cheers-patriotism worse than ours.

    Matzoy)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) 0
  17. lvov_aleksey 25 January 2020 21: 44 New
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    I have not read below.
    ps good luck to them. flag in their hands