Israel has stated that an upgraded version
of its combat-proven Iron Dome defense system successfully knocked down all of the simulated
targets it faced in a recent series of tests. Israeli officials say that the updates will
ensure that the system will be able to engage “evolving threats in the region” The Israeli Ministry of Defense announced
that the tests had occurred on Jan. 12, 2020, but did not say when or where they had taken
place. The Directorate of Defense Research and Development
and the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) conducted the testing program in cooperation
with Iron Dome’s manufacturer, Rafael. Viewers may note that last year Prime Minister
Netanyahu pitched for the modernization of the missile defense system. Netanyahu voiced his opinion during a meeting
of the military-political council, which was held in Tel Aviv. Iron dome entered service nearly a decade
ago and has seen extensive use. In this video Defense Updates analyzes upgrade
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ship and three days of premium account time as a bonus. Israel has been targeted with different kinds
of projectiles like short-range rockets, artillery fire, mortars. In the 1990s, Hezbollah, based in Lebanon,
fired rockets into the northern part of Israel. This established a need for a system that
could counter this threat. During the 2006 Second Lebanon War, the situation
worsened. Hezbollah-fired approximately 4,000 rockets,
mostly the short-range Katyusha. The main targets of these rockets were the
northern part of Israel including Haifa, the country’s third largest city. The rocket onslaught resulted in the deaths
of 44 Israeli civilians. Not only this, approximately 250,000 Israeli
citizens had to be evacuated and an estimated 1 million Israelis were confined in or near
bomb shelters during the assault. In the period between 2000 and 2008, 8,000
projectiles were launched in the southern part of Israel mainly by Hamas. It is estimated that 50% of these were rockets
and the other 50% were mortar bombs. The rockets were mostly Qassams launched by
122 mm Grad launchers from Gaza Strip. The Qassam has a longer range than previous
rockets and almost 1 million civilians were within its range. This increased Israel’s determination to
find a solution to this security challenge and it will lead to the work on Counter Rocket,
Artillery, and Mortar or C-RAM solution. In 2007, after a lot of evaluations, Israel’s
Defense Minister Amir Peretz selected Iron Dome for defense against short-range threats. In 2011, Israel began operating the Iron Dome
officially. Iron Dome is a mobile and can work in any
weather condition which makes it very flexible. It consists of 3 main components – Radar,
Battle Management System, and Missile launcher. Iron Dome’s Tamir interceptor missiles can
strike down incoming threats launched from ranges of 4-70 km. Tamir missile is equipped with electro-optical
sensors and receives additional targeting information in flight via a data link. It uses proximity fuze triggered blast fragmentation
warhead to destroy the incoming projectile. Each battery includes three to four stationary
launchers with 20 Tamir missiles and a battlefield radar. A single battery can defend up to nearly 60
square miles. According to Israel & Rafael, it has been
used to intercept more than 2000 targets with a greater than 90% success rate since it was
deployed in 2011. Though the data regarding the success rate
is often challenged by critics. Iron Dome is part of Israel’s multi-layer
air defense system which includes other systems like Arrow air defense and David’s Sling. It is primarily a C-RAM solution that is meant
for countering rockets, artillery shells, and mortar rounds. But it can also take out other threats which
includes cruise missiles and drones. The most obvious threat to Israel is from
adversaries like Hamas and Hezbollah. These groups have been expanding their capabilities
and developing better rocket and missile arsenals. This presents a threat environment that is
constantly evolving. In this context, we need to look into the
recent events. On September 14, 2019, the facilities of Aramco
oil corporation located in the east of Saudi Arabia came under attack. 18 drones and 7 missiles were used for this
onslaught. The air defense system which included American
Patriot PAC-2 surface-to-air missile batteries & several short-range automatic gun systems
failed to intercept them. The attack disrupted shipments of 5.7 million
barrels of oil daily which is around 50% of Saudi Arabia’s output and resulted in a
spike in global oil prices. The U.S Department of State press service
had quoted Mike Pompeo as saying, “We’ve seen air defense systems all around
the world have mixed success. Some of the finest in the world don’t always
pick things up. We want to work to make sure that infrastructure
and resources are put in place such that attacks like this would be less successful than this
one appears to have been.” The upgrade also needs to be seen from another
aspect. In November 2019, reports emerged that seeker
and fuse sections from a Tamir interceptor had fallen largely intact in the Gaza Strip
following a rocket attack. So, basically, Israel adversaries got a chance
to look into the very important component of the missile and this could enable them
to circumvent it in the future. An upgrade at this stage will nullify this
scenario. Viewers may note that Israel’s Rafael Advanced
Defense System Ltd is responsible for the development of Iron Dome along with Israel
Aerospace Industries. Regarding the upgrade, Rafael’s Vice President
Pini Yungman said in a statement, “We have completed a series of tests with
a success rate of 100 %. The system intercepted all threats, which were simulated in an area
secured for the purpose of the experiment.” According to Israel’s Defense Ministry, The
test targets “simulated the future threats that the system may confront,” Moshe Patael, the head of IMDO stated,
“When we deliver it to the Israel Defense Forces, the Air Force will be equipped to
confront evolving threats in the region,” He further added that these first deliveries
of the upgraded Iron Dome systems would begin in the near future. The Israeli military has not revealed any
specific details regarding the exact enhancement made. But some reports suggest that the overall
accuracy of the system is improved especially the homing capability of Tamir interceptor. This basically means that a lesser number
of the interceptors will have to be fired to neutralize a threat. It will make it more cost-effective and also
enable Iron dome batteries to takeout more threats. The fact is that Iron Dome has seen significant
usage which is actually a blessing. It has seen several rounds of optimizations
which is only possible when the system faces real-life tests and chinks are identified. This is what makes the Iron Dome a unique
asset. Last year the U.S. Army has finalized a deal
to bring Iron Dome defense system to the United States. The idea is to utilize the Iron Dome to protect
against cruise missiles. The latest upgrade will ensure that the system
stays one step ahead of the game and is able to counter future threats effectively. The updates to Iron Dome show that Israel
continues to invest in the system and view it as an important part of its defense apparatus.


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  2. Raytheon should purchase these, their missiles are too costly and don't have the accuracy of Israeli missiles …

  3. Your videos are always great with your viewers need to be Aware of is another kind of fight the fight against political correctness not only do I believe political correctness is stupid but it’s also a dangerous thing there’s nothing good to come from being proud of me correct

  4. It is a great system it ignores the non threads and only intercepts the missiles that will endanger the civilian population.

  5. So tired of Long drawn out war thunder adverts. I now abandon the video. I accept adverts are necessary but these are way too long.

  6. Those rockets that were shown with Hamas look like a crude version of the Estes Rockets we made as kids back in the 60's

  7. Can you use video clips instead of just a few images for your videos? It would make them much more watchable.

  8. Well iron dome is perfect but the problem is the costs per unit .
    For example a low class missile or any cheap explosive projectile by Hamas will have to intercepted by a high quality very costly missile…
    It's economically not viable if thousands are projectiles are fired at Israel …….

  9. So the our/usa's iron dome is exactly what? Is it their system or is it a hybrid crossover with THAAD? Don't forget about NORAD

  10. Has Israel sold this technology to the Chinese yet? Israel has been selling American developed military technology to China since the early 1990's. These sales were instrumental in modernizing China's military.

  11. As far as a defense system for the United States we already have one. It's called 18 Ohio Class ICBM Submarines. One submarine could take out every worthwhile city in China and Russia all within the first minute. That should be a deterrent enough even for the slow thinkers. The only reason that we have defensive missiles is in the event that idiots like Iran and North Korea decide to commit suicide and fire some missiles in the direction of the US homeland. China and Russia know better.

  12. I can't stay subscribe Everytime I try to watch it stops then plays other things work some don't YouTube AI is retarded and was probably programed by some gay guy so their AI probably thinks it's gay also it just doesn't have panties to bunch up but still acts like a little bitch.your clips are good but you know why I can't stay.keep up the good work

  13. What was it? $38 Billion in aid to Israel last year? We probably (the US taxpayer) paid for this. We should get Iron Dome technology for free.

  14. Any updates on that video of how the US air defense systems failed against the Iranian missile attack and Saudi Aramco oil fields??

  15. Fire few hundred very cheap missiles towards the so called Iron dome & let it waste its expensive missiles on them. Then FIRE all the sophisticated missiles & bring Tel Aviv to her knees. JOB DONE.

  16. America needs to upgrade all it's Military weapons immediately. China, Russia and Iran have had over 20 years to upgrade all their Military weapons while the United States of America was and continues to this day to fight a war… Let's go America… Time to hand over power to our puppets and start upgrading all our Military weapons, securing our borders, creating a new workforce for ex offenders, and deporting all illegal aliens… So much needs to be done here in the United States of America.. Put all American people first.. PLEASE MAKE AMERICA GRATE AGAIN….. IM A PROUD AMERICAN BORN AND RISED IN AMERICA…. #MAKINGAMERICAANDAMERICANPEOPLEFIRST…….🇺🇸🇺🇸🇵🇷💪👊

  17. Only good against Gaza missiles!!!!! This doesn’t stand a chance against anything in the Russian and Chinese arsenal not even Iran even if it hit a couple of Iranian missiles it’s not 💯% sorry folks.

  18. Why wait for the rockets to come? Put an end to Hezbollah or Hamas!! Go for it and kill them all!! Hooray for Israel 🇮🇱

  19. No matter where the missile interceptor comes from, that is Russia, the u.s, the u.k or the zionnist state, they are prone to a saturation attack and in the case of the iron dome upgrade, makes me wonder whether they had have enough time to do a real one, taking into account, as the video states, that a seeker and fuse unit from an amir missile had fallen intact at the hands of hamas in november 2019

  20. People, don’t worry about the US missile defense. We haven’t spent a single dime on it in decades because we have such absolute power with our navy & air forces ability to operate all over the planet. We just began working on new missiles last year, just wait to see what absolute madness we come up with. Russia and China will forever regret showing off FAKE knockoffs of American tech.


  21. … lol… won't work…IT-AIN'T REAL isn't supposed to exist until their MESSIAH comes back to Earth…
    Meaning, it's existence is cursed…when the Gods curse you

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