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Iron Dome – the Achilles heel of Israel's defence?
Tags: Israel Army, Society, Opinion & Analysis, World, Iron Dome, Iron Dome anti-rocket battery
Yulia Zamanskaya Jan 14, 2013 21:55 Moscow Time
In the months since the most recent round of Israel-Gaza hostilities, Israel's Iron Dome defence system has received almost universal praise. Proclaimed as nothing less than a product of ‘Jewish genius’, the Dome’s eminence has not gone unnoticed by defence industry experts who have unanimously called it a ‘military revolution’ but also by countries such as Turkey, South Korea, and Singapore, all now reportedly considering purchasing the system for themselves. Jeremiah Stein, a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Technology, Texas, does not share the global community's positive sentiments, arguing that the Dome system is actually vulnerable to Israel’s most profound threats.