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The Main Event for the Approaching Conflict

The IDF is saying that the Iron Dome anti-missile system is doing well during the current conflict. I would argue that not only the limited number of batteries is a fundamental problem – but the arc of technological limitation for the systems which are in place.

Note this bit from Haaretz:

“On Sunday, residents of southern Israel suffered a day under siege as Palestinians in the Gaza fired about 50 more rockets at the Negev. Two Grad-type Katyusha rockets fell in Be’er Sheva after the Iron Dome battery that had been protecting it suffered a technical malfunction.”

— Imagine Hizbullah rocket fire which is far more extensive, accurate and then imagine we are not talking about a day or two but an extended conflict. The Iron Dome batteries in place – even the limited ones – would quickly get exhausted, it seems.

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

March 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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