Israel's Iron Dome Is A 'Total Failure' At Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

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Israel's Iron Dome Is A 'Total Failure' At Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

by Wochit 1:02 mins

Israel's Iron Dome Is A 'Total Failure' At Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

by Wochit 1:02 mins

Expert analysts say, even though Israel’s U.S.-funded “Iron Dome” rocket-defense interceptors appear to be hitting Hamas rockets in recent days, they are almost certainly failing in the crucial job of detonating those rockets’ shrapnel-packed explosive warheads. As a result, rockets fired from Gaza are probably plunging to the ground with intact explosives. The analysts add that the fact that they aren’t causing injuries or deaths in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities is mainly a matter of luck. On July 10, the Israel Defense Forces said missiles from the system had intercepted 56 rockets fired out of Gaza, preventing strikes in several cities. Yet Richard Lloyd, a weapons expert and consultant who is a past Engineering Fellow at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, says that because these interceptions had almost certainly not detonated the rockets’ warheads, “it’s pretty much a total failure.”

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