Watch: New Series of Iron Dome Tests Are Successful

A decade after the first test series for the Israeli missile defense system, a new series examined how Iron Dome would handle an updated world of threats

An intercepting rocket fired by the upgraded Iron Dome system. Photo: Israel Ministry of Defense

The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) of the Israel Ministry of Defense has successfully completed a series of interception tests of the Iron Dome weapon system. The campaign was led by defense company, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, and conducted in a testing field in the southern region of Israel. The test took place ten years after the first test series of the Iron Dome, which was completed on January 6th, 2010.

The tests demonstrated the capabilities of an advanced version of the Iron Dome system in a variety of scenarios that simulated the future threats the system may confront. To date, the system has performed over 2400 successful operational interceptions.