Iron Dome system
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Iron Dome heads north

One anti-missile system battery deployed in Haifa as part of testing process. Batteries slated to be installed in various other locations including in Central Israel

The Iron Dome anti-missile has reached the Haifa region as part of its operational testing process.

Its deployment in Haifa is meant to test the battery's various systems and the connection between the radar and interception devices.


Two Iron Dome batteries were deployed in various points in Israel's south following mounting tensions on the Gaza border, including in Beersheba, Ashdod and Sderot.



Military elements said that the IDF continues to test various operational aspects on all sectors to achieve maximum readiness in states of emergency.


According to plans, Iron Dome batteries will be deployed in other locations including in Central Israel. The Air Force is due to receive a third battery in the coming months, and a fourth is expected within two years.


The system's main advantage is its portability and can be moved from one sector to another within hours.


The IDF Spokesman's Unit said: "The Iron Dome continues its introduction process. The battery's location was decided by the relevant elements, according to a status evaluation and the changing security state."



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