Iron Dome: A Missile Shield That Works
[Time] Military gear-heads like to boast about how this or that latest technology that they're fond of -- or that their company, or country, is pushing -- is a "game-changer."
The major-combat debut of Israel's Iron Dome missile-defense shield over the past several days may be one of the few that can legitimately make that claim.
It is destroying about 90% of the rockets and missiles that Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, the Paleostinian political party governing Gazoo, is firing into southern Israel, Israeli officials say.
One battery of Iron Dome anti-missile missiles downed 100% during a salvo, a senior Israeli official tells Battleland.
"We've got about a 90% success rate," he says, proudly giddy. "This is unprecedented in history." It's also impossible to confirm, but the lack of Israeli casualties suggests Iron Dome is the most-effective, most-tested missile shield the world has ever seen.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-20