Israeli army soldiers to be equipped with miniature Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system 2905123
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|Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 09:01 AM|
|Israeli army soldiers to be equipped with miniature Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system.|
GOC Ground Forces Maj. Gen. Shlomo (Sami) Turgeman of IDF (Israel Defense Forces) spoke at the Conference on Air and Land Jointness in a Complex Environment yesterday (Wednesday, May 23), presenting the IDF Ground Force's plans for improving its firepower. Among other topics, he discussed a future project to supply soldiers in the field with equipment capable of intercepting rockets, similar to the successful anti-rocket defense system, the Iron Dome. (Author: Iddan Sonsino - IDF Israel Defense Forces)
The Israeli Iron Dome is an effective and innovative mobile defense solution for countering short range rockets and 155 mm artillery shell threats with ranges of up to 70 km.
"Our vision is to utilize soldiers in order to combat the threat of high-trajectory missiles," Maj. Gen. Turgeman explained. "We can use our maneuvering power at the front for advanced interception of rockets, as a sort of small Iron Dome." He elaborated that the new system, which soldiers can carry with them, will enable rocket interception on enemy territory and will provide a quick method of accurately locating launch sites. "In addition to preventing injuries among civilians and soldiers, the new system will provide information telling us in real time what the enemy is firing and from where. This way of locating rockets will let us close the fire circle in seconds."