Many conscripts of the Israeli Army would like to join Iron Dome Air Defence System Team 2911121
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Defense News - Israel
|Thursday, November 29, 2012, 06:43 AM|
|Many conscripts of the Israeli Army would like to join Iron Dome Air Defence System Team.|
Since Iron Dome became a star during the latest Gaza-Israel conflict, more and more Israeli conscripts are willing to join the Iron Dome team. Israel's Air Defense Corps used to struggle to spark enthusiasm among high school seniors to embark on their mandatory military service. The massive rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip is changing that reality. Growing numbers of potential recruits are seeking training as operators of Iron Dome, a radar and GPS- synched air defense system that has shot down hundreds of Grad and Kassam rockets targeting Israel.
Israeli Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Ido Nechushtan, met with the soldiers operating the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system today. The Iron Dome system is an active defense system against short-range rockets.
About 9 percent of conscripts in November's draft, which began Wednesday, asked to be assigned to air defense units, while demand for service with Iron Dome skyrocketed 150 percent in the past year, according to the military.