The developers of Israel's anti-missile system the Iron Dome will receive this year's Israel Defense Prize, a Defense Ministry committee has recommended.
The prestigious prize will be divided between the eight engineers who developed the system, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. They include employees of the Defense Ministry, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Prest software house.
The award ceremony is set to be held in September. Many consider the award as further proof for the Iron Dome's success.
Last weekend, the Iron Dome proved its effectiveness once again, as it intercepted rockets fired at Ashkelon and Sderot as part of the most recent round of violence opposite Gaza terrorists.
"When I met Rafael's researchers and developers I was struck with their belief they could build a system with imaginary technological capabilities and that is why I decided to back them," said former Defense Minister Amir Peretz.
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