The IDF Chief of the General Staff has ordered, in accordance with government directives, to deploy the “Iron Dome” system across Southern Israel in the coming days.
The “Iron Dome” system, a significant achievement of the defense industries in Israel, is currently in an accelerated process of assimilation in the IAF and on the way to becoming fully operational. The system is currently in an evaluation stage on an operational level.
“Iron Dome” will provide part of the answer to the threat of rocket fire at Israel’s southern communities, not discounting shelters and offensive measures.
The decision to accelerate the deployment of the system was made in light of recent events in southern Israel and according to security assessments.
The deployment will not be permanent, allowing the systems to be moved between areas according to evolving security assessments.