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Mixed reactions towrds the Iron Dome success

Published 01:36 21.07.10

A day after the last test trials for the Iron Dome rocket intercept system, the Israeli defense establishment reactions are mixed. Great satisfaction at the tremendous progress made by the engineers of Rafael is tempered by economic concerns.

An observer who watched Monday's test and has no active role in the defense establishment said the test was "amazing."

Iron Dome, he said, when "faced with a volley of Grad-type Katyushas, fires a counter-volley and the interceptors are required to select and intercept specific Grads in this flying pack. It looked impossible, but they did the impossible," he said. "Every missile picked the specific Grad it was asked to select and destroyed it. There's no doubt this is historic."

Later a rocket was fired in place of a Qassam. "According to the choir of those deriding Iron Dome, it should not have had suffici


Added: Jul-21-2010 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Iron Dome, success, Mixed reactions, Grad-type Katyushas, Rafael
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