Company and Ltd have teamed to market the combat proven weapon system in the United States. developed the original to provide protection against rockets, artillery and mortar attacks. “ complements other weapons that provide intercept capabilities to the U.S. Army’s Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar initiative at forward operating bases,” said Mike Booen, vice president of Missile Systems’ Advanced Security and Directed Energy Systems product line. “Iron Dome can be seamlessly integrated with ’s C-RAM systems to complete the layered defense.” Raytheon and are also teaming on the David Sling Weapon System, which is a mobile, land-based missile defense program, and the Blue Sparrow missile defense targets program. Raytheon is already marketing the point defense system, an operational, combat proven system employing the close-in weapon system protecting forward operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan against mortar and short range rockets.
The Iron Dome has also been proven in combat, intercepting short range rockets fired at Israeli population centers in South-central Israel. The Iron Dome program awarded toin 2007 has completed flight test trials, and the weapon system is currently used in Israeli population centers to protect against terrorist rocket attacks based on an Israeli Ministry of Defense decision.
“The Iron Dome teaming builds on our decade-long, ongoing cooperation with Raytheon Missile Systems to provide air and missile defense solutions,” said David Stemer, Rafael executive vice president and general manager of Rafael’s Missile Division. “Iron Dome delivers a leap-ahead, affordable capability for future customers.”