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What is Iron Dome?

What is Iron Dome?  The Iron Dome is an effective and innovative mobile defense solution for countering short range rockets and artillery shell threats with ranges of up to 70km, in all weather conditions.

Its radar detects and identifies the rocket or artillery shell launch and monitors its trajectory. Target data is then transmitted to the Battle Management and Weapon Control (BMC) for processing. The threat's trajectory is quickly analyzed and the expected impact point is estimated. If the estimated rocket trajectory poses a critical threat, a command is given within seconds and an interceptor is launched against the threat. The interceptor receives trajectory updates from the BMC via uplink communication. It then approaches the target and uses its radar seeker to acquire the target and guides the interceptor within passing distance. The target warhead is detonated over a neutral area, reducing collateral damage to the protected area. The Iron Dome is a cost effective system that can handle multiple threats simultaneously and efficiently.
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