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Apr 15, 2008 3:54 pm


ISRAEL MAKING STRIDES IN MISSILE DEFENCE



I can hardly imagine better news.

Israel successfully test fires ballistic target:

Blue Sparrow surrogate ballistic target successfully launched early Tuesday from IAF aircraft, meant to simulate Shahab-3 attack on Israel

Israel test-fires missile to intercept Gaza rockets

Israel last week test-fired a missile capable of intercepting short-range rockets like those fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip, Channel 10 television reported Sunday.

"This weapons system will be operational in 2010," said General Dany Gotlib, who is in charge of research at the Israeli defence ministry. . . .

Israel's Rafael Advanced Defence Systems arms firm is developing the system which is capable of knocking down rockets with a range from 4-70 kilometres (2.5-43.4 miles), such as the homemade Qassam used by Palestinian militants.

Iron Dome is part of a multi-layered defence system aimed at protecting Israel from short-range missiles and rockets fired by militants in Gaza or Lebanon, and longer-range missiles in the arsenals of regional foes Iran and Syria.

Israel to connect to US missle early warning system: report

The United States has agreed to connect Israel to its ballistic missile early warning system to warn of any missile attack from archfoe Iran, a senior Israeli defence official said on Monday.



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