Tag Archives: Iron Dome

Army Looks to Deploy ‘Iron Dome’ Missile Defense Batteries by Year’s End; Bruce Jette Quoted

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The U.S. Army plans to field two Rafael-built Iron Dome air-defense weapon systems at Fort Bliss, Texas, by the end of 2020, Breaking Defense reported Friday. The Army designated Iron Dome as Interim Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 and intends to use the battery to defend against cruise missiles.

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USMC Tests Radar Systems With New Raytheon-Made Tech

The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated integrated operation between its radar systems and technology based on an Israeli air defense platform in August, Marine Corps Times reported Thursday. The Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar or G/ATOR performed alongside SkyHunter, a Raytheon-made air defense system based on Israel's Iron Dome technology.

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US, Israel Put Arrow 3 Ballistic Missile Interceptor Through Flight Test

The Missile Defense Agency and its Israeli counterpart have supported a flight test of an Arrow 3 weapons system built to intercept ballistic missiles flying outside the atmosphere. Arrow 3 prime contractor Israel Aerospace Industries led the test in collaboration with Israel air force,  MDA said Monday. The system is a key component of Israel’s multilayered …

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Report: House Approves $577B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2015

House members voted 300-119 Thursday to pass a $577.1 billion spending bill to fund U.S. defense programs in fiscal year 2015, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Roxana Tiron writes the bill covers $495.9 billion in base Defense Department funds, $63.7 billion for combat operations and $17.5 billion to fund national security missions at …

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Senate Panel Oks Full Funding for Israel Missile Defense Program

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $621.6 million in U.S. funding for Israel’s missile defense program,  Yeshiva World News reported Thursday. The cooperation seeks to strengthen security in the Mideast region and ensures continued development of the Iron Dome, an all-weather mobile air defense system capable of neutralizing short-range projectiles …

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Leon Panetta: US Gave $70M in FY 2012 Funds for Israel Iron Dome

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted more than 400 rockets targeted at densely-populated locations in Israel, accounting for an 85 percent success rate, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. According to the American Forces Press Service, Panetta said the U.S. contributed $70 million for the system in fiscal year …

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