The effectiveness of the "Iron Dome" of Israel questioned
On March 25, three children and four adults were wounded in Israel as a result of a rocket attack on the village of Mishmeret located 34 km north of Tel Aviv. Early in the morning, an air-raid siren sounded in A-Sharon, but the Iron Dome missile defense system did not intercept the launched missile. A direct hit destroyed a residential building and damaged several cars.
According to preliminary data from the Israeli military, the rocket was fired by Hamas representatives from the Rafah region, located in the south of the Gaza Strip. What exactly was a rocket and for what reasons it calmly overcame more than 100 km over Israeli territory, is not specified.
In connection with the rocket fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on a visit to the United States, will fly to Israel ahead of schedule.
This is the second shelling of Tel Aviv in the last month. Earlier, on March 14, two rockets were fired from Gaza in the direction of Tel Aviv. The “Iron Dome” also failed to intercept targets.
There is a question about the effectiveness of the “Iron Dome” missile defense system .(Iron Dome): why did she not intercept these missiles? Although Israel has always stated that the situation is completely controlled by the air defense system.
The main weapon of Hamas were Qassam rockets , which were unguided rockets. They were made in an artisanal way and had a primitive design in the form of a simple pipe with a warhead and engine. Start was made from the simplest launchers almost "by eye". About three-quarters of these missiles are not able to accurately hit even a very large target.
The air defense system, when capturing a target, calculates the trajectory of the missile’s flight and intercepts it (now, as it turns out, does not intercept) only if it threatens populated areas. Therefore, a significant part of the missiles was simply accompanied, and the effectiveness of the “Iron Dome” system under such conditions was very high.
But recent events show that the missile potentials of various resistance movements have expanded significantly, and even with their primitive shelling they question the capabilities of the Iron Dome.. This is a bad messenger for the defense of Israel in the event of a serious military conflict. It also calls into question the entire Israeli air defense system, which in recent years has been declared multistage and very effective. But Hamas missiles have become the “tool” that is already calling into question this effectiveness. A separate question is on the percentage of interception systems Iron Dome.
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It is worth adding that just a few minutes ago, a message came from the United States that Donald Trump recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel. At the time of signing the document was attended by the head of the Israeli Cabinet Benjamin Netanyahu.