During the first weekend of the year, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) delivered the second of two IRON DOME batteries, developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, to the US Army, the company announced on 4 January.

The delivery of the IRON DOME to the US Army once again demonstrates the close relations between the Israel Ministry of Defense and the US Department of Defense, the effectiveness of the system against various threats, and the excellent technological capabilities of Israeli industries. I am confident that the system will assist the US Army in protecting American troops from ballistic and airborne threats as well as from developing threats in the areas where US troops are deployed on various missions,” commented Israel’s Defence Minister, Benny Gantz.

In August 2019, the agreed to procure two IRON DOME batteries. The first was delivered last September and is already undergoing a process of implementation in the US. The second battery was delivered in accordance with the agreement and project schedule.

The MMR radar for IRON DOME is developed by Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) ELTA subsidiary and the C2 system by mPrest. Israel’s multi-layered defence system against airborne threats, developed by the IMDO, consists of the IRON DOME, DAVID’S SLING, ARROW-2 and ARROW-3 weapon systems.

Click here for a brief video relating to the delivery

The second battery of IRON DOME en route from Israel to the US. (All photos/video: Israel MoD)

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