Safe Mode: On
For first time: Iron Dome deployed in central Israel

Air Force deploys anti-missile system battery in several locations in Tel Aviv metropolitan area for training, adjustment to region.


Also, for the first time a female officer, has been appointed the battery's commander



Published:
03.26.12


Israel's Air Force has started deploying an [url=/articles/0,7340,L-4203233,00.html]Iron Dome[/url] battery in several locations in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, for training purposes and adjustment to the region.


The anti-missile system has already been deployed in various locations across Israel this year including Jerusalem and Haifa.


The battery will stay in central Israel for several days as operators train on quick deployment.


The deployment was scheduled to take place earlier this month but was postponed due to the recent round of escalation in the south.



Next week, the system's fourth battery which is meant to protect residents of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area will become fully operational. The recent upgrade in its technological capabilities will enable the battery to protect the area from rocket fire. Also, for the first time a female officer, Captain Revital Ozen, has been appointed the battery's commander.



The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that the Iron Dome is in the process of becoming operational as part of which the battery is being deployed in different locations across Israel.



The battery is worth $50 million, not including the costs of the rockets and infrastructure. US[url=/articles/0,7340,L-4206579,00.html]Congress[/url] has recently introduced an Iron Dome endorsement bill which recognizes the system's operational success and strategic significance and proposes funding for additional batteries.





http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4207956,00.html







Photos shows the Iron dome in action and the Tel Aviv metropolis, the largest populated area in Israel, and most likely the main target during the next missile war...


Added: Mar-26-2012 Occurred On: Mar-26-2012
By: aydeo
In:
Other Middle East
Tags: Iron Dome, Tel Aviv Metropolis, First time
Views: 3973 | Comments: 18 | Votes: 0 | Favorites: 0 | Shared: 0 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 1
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE
Sort by: Newest first | Oldest first | Highest score first
Liveleak opposes racial slurs - if you do spot comments that fall into this category, please report them for us to review.
  • Libs put down the patriot system in the Gulf War. Losers

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (4) | Report

    • Comment of user 'MAKMAK' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • I remember seeing the "Iron dome" on future weapons..cool to see how capable it is.

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (2) | Report

  • This doesn't looks good- There is no real motive to deploy Iron dome in Tel- Aviv region, unless this is a preperation for a general war...

    Only one battery, even several, could not take down hundreds of long rage missiles fired all at once at the most populated area of Israel...This is why i'm hearing from quite many around me that Israel is not ready for such kind of war.

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (1) | Report

  • Comment of user 'MAKMAK' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • wont still stop the 11.000 missiles fired from a certain country

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (0) | Report

  • Looks to me as though they are setting up defenses in preparation for an attack on Iran

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (0) | Report

  • so what is Iron dome anyways? is it like a phalanx system?shoots a stream of brass at incoming warheads?

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (0) | Report

  • they are prepping. WW3 is nigh

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (-1) | Report

  • In May 2010, the White House announced that U.S. President Barack Obama would seek $205 million from U.S. Congress in his 2011 budget, to spur the production and deployment of additional Iron Dome batteries.

    The US gave them this shit...

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (-1) | Report

  • From what I've read there are only two 'iron dome' batteries in Israel.

    How can they deploy multiple batteries over Israel? Is this another propaganda piece?

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (-1) | Report

    • @DEADBEEF

      No there were 3, now there are 4.

      Still, this is nothing in order to cover, even a small size land as Israel, specially during a full war.

      Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @aydeo

      If what you said is true, this article can only offer a sense of false security for the Israeli readers.
      If shit hits the fan, Tel Aviv (I like the pic btw) will look like Fallujah in its glory days (if you know what I mean)...


      .

      Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @God_Himself

      Of course, even if all the batteries will be deployed in Tel Aviv region (and probably it won't, cuase other areas also need to be covered), they most likely won't be able to handle hundreds (or even dozens) of missiles launched at the same time.

      That is why I hear many voices in Israel saying that our country is simply not ready for such a risk.

      Not just the high destruction and victims- Tel-Aviv is the financial and business heart of Israel- if it will be paralayzed for more t More..

      Posted Mar-27-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

  • wtf fuck our? oh sorry israel got usa to pay for it if that's not being greedy all the things other people saying about the Z-jew way is real ?

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (-1) | Report

  • It is called con-dom and women still get pregnant...... except the Iron Dome has worst record of letting the scud sperms get through.

    Posted Mar-26-2012 By 

    (-4) | Report