US Marines finish last Iron Dome test before adoption decision

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US Marines finish last Iron Dome test before adoption decision
The experiment included a series of three test carried out over the course of a year. The system successfully intercepted a variety of targets.
By MAYA ZANGER-NADIS, ANNA AHRONHEIM
Published: OCTOBER 19, 2022

The United States Marine Corps has recently completed a series of interception tests on an air defense system using Israel's Tamir Interceptor as they consider adopting the Israeli military tech, according to Israel's Ministry of Defense.

This plan had been forthcoming for a long time. Assistant commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Eric Smith was quoted in July as saying: "I would note that we held onto funding for that for almost two years until you could prove it, and now [that] it’s proven, we will start procuring.”

Smith also said then that the Iron Dome Interceptor “is the thing that was most needed to complete the toolkit that our commanders in the Marines Littoral Regiment will need to be most effective on the future battlefield, and I’m excited about it.”

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-720036
 
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