US Army Tests Iron Dome from Israel

Stand for Israel  |  August 24, 2021

Iron Dome missile defense system
(Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO)

Israel has no greater ally than the United States. And the same can be said of America’s Israeli friends. This relationship once again shows in the above video. The Jerusalem Post’s Anna Ahronheim tells us how the U.S. Army recently tested a new Iron Dome defense system provided by Israel:

US Army forces completed a firing test of the first Iron Dome missile defense battery purchased by the United States, the Defense Ministry announced on Monday.

The series of experiments took place at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and saw US Army troops successfully intercept targets.

The tests were done in collaboration with the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and mPrest, producers of software technology.

According to a statement released by the ministry, the Iron Dome system in its American configuration is expected “to protect deployed American forces from a variety of aerial threats, including cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, rockets and shrapnel….”

To learn more about the Iron Dome defense system read our blog post: Everything You Need to Know About the Iron Dome.