Israel has stated that an upgraded version
of its combat-proven Iron Dome defense system successfully knocked down all of the simulated
targets it faced in a recent series of tests. Israeli officials say that the updates will
ensure that the system will be able to engage “evolving threats in the region” The Israeli Ministry of Defense announced
that the tests had occurred on Jan. 12, 2020, but did not say when or where they had taken
place. The Directorate of Defense Research and Development
and the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) conducted the testing program in cooperation
with Iron Dome’s manufacturer, Rafael. Viewers may note that last year Prime Minister
Netanyahu pitched for the modernization of the missile defense system. Netanyahu voiced his opinion during a meeting
of the military-political council, which was held in Tel Aviv. Iron dome entered service nearly a decade
ago and has seen extensive use. In this video Defense Updates analyzes upgrade
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ship and three days of premium account time as a bonus. Israel has been targeted with different kinds
of projectiles like short-range rockets, artillery fire, mortars. In the 1990s, Hezbollah, based in Lebanon,
fired rockets into the northern part of Israel. This established a need for a system that
could counter this threat. During the 2006 Second Lebanon War, the situation
worsened. Hezbollah-fired approximately 4,000 rockets,
mostly the short-range Katyusha. The main targets of these rockets were the
northern part of Israel including Haifa, the country’s third largest city. The rocket onslaught resulted in the deaths
of 44 Israeli civilians. Not only this, approximately 250,000 Israeli
citizens had to be evacuated and an estimated 1 million Israelis were confined in or near
bomb shelters during the assault. In the period between 2000 and 2008, 8,000
projectiles were launched in the southern part of Israel mainly by Hamas. It is estimated that 50% of these were rockets
and the other 50% were mortar bombs. The rockets were mostly Qassams launched by
122 mm Grad launchers from Gaza Strip. The Qassam has a longer range than previous
rockets and almost 1 million civilians were within its range. This increased Israel’s determination to
find a solution to this security challenge and it will lead to the work on Counter Rocket,
Artillery, and Mortar or C-RAM solution. In 2007, after a lot of evaluations, Israel’s
Defense Minister Amir Peretz selected Iron Dome for defense against short-range threats. In 2011, Israel began operating the Iron Dome
officially. Iron Dome is a mobile and can work in any
weather condition which makes it very flexible. It consists of 3 main components – Radar,
Battle Management System, and Missile launcher. Iron Dome’s Tamir interceptor missiles can
strike down incoming threats launched from ranges of 4-70 km. Tamir missile is equipped with electro-optical
sensors and receives additional targeting information in flight via a data link. It uses proximity fuze triggered blast fragmentation
warhead to destroy the incoming projectile. Each battery includes three to four stationary
launchers with 20 Tamir missiles and a battlefield radar. A single battery can defend up to nearly 60
square miles. According to Israel & Rafael, it has been
used to intercept more than 2000 targets with a greater than 90% success rate since it was
deployed in 2011. Though the data regarding the success rate
is often challenged by critics. Iron Dome is part of Israel’s multi-layer
air defense system which includes other systems like Arrow air defense and David’s Sling. It is primarily a C-RAM solution that is meant
for countering rockets, artillery shells, and mortar rounds. But it can also take out other threats which
includes cruise missiles and drones. The most obvious threat to Israel is from
adversaries like Hamas and Hezbollah. These groups have been expanding their capabilities
and developing better rocket and missile arsenals. This presents a threat environment that is
constantly evolving. In this context, we need to look into the
recent events. On September 14, 2019, the facilities of Aramco
oil corporation located in the east of Saudi Arabia came under attack. 18 drones and 7 missiles were used for this
onslaught. The air defense system which included American
Patriot PAC-2 surface-to-air missile batteries & several short-range automatic gun systems
failed to intercept them. The attack disrupted shipments of 5.7 million
barrels of oil daily which is around 50% of Saudi Arabia’s output and resulted in a
spike in global oil prices. The U.S Department of State press service
had quoted Mike Pompeo as saying, “We’ve seen air defense systems all around
the world have mixed success. Some of the finest in the world don’t always
pick things up. We want to work to make sure that infrastructure
and resources are put in place such that attacks like this would be less successful than this
one appears to have been.” The upgrade also needs to be seen from another
aspect. In November 2019, reports emerged that seeker
and fuse sections from a Tamir interceptor had fallen largely intact in the Gaza Strip
following a rocket attack. So, basically, Israel adversaries got a chance
to look into the very important component of the missile and this could enable them
to circumvent it in the future. An upgrade at this stage will nullify this
scenario. Viewers may note that Israel’s Rafael Advanced
Defense System Ltd is responsible for the development of Iron Dome along with Israel
Aerospace Industries. Regarding the upgrade, Rafael’s Vice President
Pini Yungman said in a statement, “We have completed a series of tests with
a success rate of 100 %. The system intercepted all threats, which were simulated in an area
secured for the purpose of the experiment.” According to Israel’s Defense Ministry, The
test targets “simulated the future threats that the system may confront,” Moshe Patael, the head of IMDO stated,
“When we deliver it to the Israel Defense Forces, the Air Force will be equipped to
confront evolving threats in the region,” He further added that these first deliveries
of the upgraded Iron Dome systems would begin in the near future. The Israeli military has not revealed any
specific details regarding the exact enhancement made. But some reports suggest that the overall
accuracy of the system is improved especially the homing capability of Tamir interceptor. This basically means that a lesser number
of the interceptors will have to be fired to neutralize a threat. It will make it more cost-effective and also
enable Iron dome batteries to takeout more threats. The fact is that Iron Dome has seen significant
usage which is actually a blessing. It has seen several rounds of optimizations
which is only possible when the system faces real-life tests and chinks are identified. This is what makes the Iron Dome a unique
asset. Last year the U.S. Army has finalized a deal
to bring Iron Dome defense system to the United States. The idea is to utilize the Iron Dome to protect
against cruise missiles. The latest upgrade will ensure that the system
stays one step ahead of the game and is able to counter future threats effectively. The updates to Iron Dome show that Israel
continues to invest in the system and view it as an important part of its defense apparatus.

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  1. Can you use video clips instead of just a few images for your videos? It would make them much more watchable.

  2. Well iron dome is perfect but the problem is the costs per unit .
    For example a low class missile or any cheap explosive projectile by Hamas will have to intercepted by a high quality very costly missile…
    It's economically not viable if thousands are projectiles are fired at Israel …….

  3. So the our/usa's iron dome is exactly what? Is it their system or is it a hybrid crossover with THAAD? Don't forget about NORAD

  4. Has Israel sold this technology to the Chinese yet? Israel has been selling American developed military technology to China since the early 1990's. These sales were instrumental in modernizing China's military.

  5. As far as a defense system for the United States we already have one. It's called 18 Ohio Class ICBM Submarines. One submarine could take out every worthwhile city in China and Russia all within the first minute. That should be a deterrent enough even for the slow thinkers. The only reason that we have defensive missiles is in the event that idiots like Iran and North Korea decide to commit suicide and fire some missiles in the direction of the US homeland. China and Russia know better.

  6. I can't stay subscribe Everytime I try to watch it stops then plays other things work some don't YouTube AI is retarded and was probably programed by some gay guy so their AI probably thinks it's gay also it just doesn't have panties to bunch up but still acts like a little bitch.your clips are good but you know why I can't stay.keep up the good work

  7. What was it? $38 Billion in aid to Israel last year? We probably (the US taxpayer) paid for this. We should get Iron Dome technology for free.

  8. Any updates on that video of how the US air defense systems failed against the Iranian missile attack and Saudi Aramco oil fields??

  9. Fire few hundred very cheap missiles towards the so called Iron dome & let it waste its expensive missiles on them. Then FIRE all the sophisticated missiles & bring Tel Aviv to her knees. JOB DONE.

  10. America needs to upgrade all it's Military weapons immediately. China, Russia and Iran have had over 20 years to upgrade all their Military weapons while the United States of America was and continues to this day to fight a war… Let's go America… Time to hand over power to our puppets and start upgrading all our Military weapons, securing our borders, creating a new workforce for ex offenders, and deporting all illegal aliens… So much needs to be done here in the United States of America.. Put all American people first.. PLEASE MAKE AMERICA GRATE AGAIN….. IM A PROUD AMERICAN BORN AND RISED IN AMERICA…. #MAKINGAMERICAANDAMERICANPEOPLEFIRST…….🇺🇸🇺🇸🇵🇷💪👊

  11. Only good against Gaza missiles!!!!! This doesn’t stand a chance against anything in the Russian and Chinese arsenal not even Iran even if it hit a couple of Iranian missiles it’s not 💯% sorry folks.

  12. No matter where the missile interceptor comes from, that is Russia, the u.s, the u.k or the zionnist state, they are prone to a saturation attack and in the case of the iron dome upgrade, makes me wonder whether they had have enough time to do a real one, taking into account, as the video states, that a seeker and fuse unit from an amir missile had fallen intact at the hands of hamas in november 2019

  13. People, don’t worry about the US missile defense. We haven’t spent a single dime on it in decades because we have such absolute power with our navy & air forces ability to operate all over the planet. We just began working on new missiles last year, just wait to see what absolute madness we come up with. Russia and China will forever regret showing off FAKE knockoffs of American tech.


  14. … lol… won't work…IT-AIN'T REAL isn't supposed to exist until their MESSIAH comes back to Earth…
    Meaning, it's existence is cursed…when the Gods curse you

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  16. The drones and cruise misssles that hit Saudi Arabia what did they look like. Store bought drones? Small or super big? How where they powered? Jet engines, propellers or helicopter type???

  17. How many channels does this narrator have? This guy doesn't fuck around lol I swear I came across 2 different other channels with this narrator.

  18. Hamas and Hezbollah manufacture their projectiles using basic equipment: Kitchen utensils, used car parts, old appliances basically anything they can find. It's extremely cheap for them to make; roughly $10 or less per projectile especially the shorter range. I would estimate at least 50,000 ready to use in their possession and 100,000 in storage.

  19. Here is the thing. No BMD(aka ballistic missile defense system) could withstand and survive a missile salvo. Like MIRVs and ICBMs whether its isreali Arrow-2, or Russian S-400 or even US PATRIOT-III .

    Its just a system which destroys one missile in the endosphere and one in the exosphere given the convenience.

    So in this day and age of hypersonic missiles and SADMs , i think we need to care about that more than these structures

  20. It's good to see allies: US, Israel & France(Rafale) working together for their common defense against Communist and terrorist forces.

  21. Israel: 2500 missile interceptions – no plane shot down
    Iran: 1 false missile interception – 1 plane full of innocents shot down
    The Islamic Republic of Iran is incompetent.

  22. This system is the best because it works and Israel is constantly under fire, therefore it continuously intercept incoming projectiles and gained so much information from that experience, so its upgraded version must be so powerful

  23. This video is sponsored by fucking irritating video channel in YouTube … Learnt from other youtubers how to present videos don't be greedy dude


    Wed Nov 6, 2019 11:28 AM [Updated: Wed Nov 6, 2019 11:52 AM ]

    Israeli ministers have reportedly held several meetings to review the likely scenario of a potential war with Iran, with the participants speculating that the Islamic Republic could deal paralyzing blows to the regime in the course of such a confrontation.

    The meetings, two of which were held last week, discussed potential lead-ups and aftermath of a conflict, with Michael Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to the US, allegedly unveiling contents of the discussions in an opinion piece carried by The Atlantic on Monday.

    Titled “The Coming Middle East Conflagration,” the feature claimed the ministerial gatherings had concluded that “fighting could break out at any time” by “a single spark.”

    • ‘Dangerous Israeli miscalculation’

    The Israeli ministers suspected that a conflict could come as a result of an “Israeli miscalculation,” such as erringly hitting “particularly sensitive targets” in the countries where the Islamic Republic provides advisory support against terrorists such as Iraq and Syria.

    “The result could be a counterstrike by Iran, using cruise missiles that penetrate Israel’s air defenses and smash into targets like the Kiryah, Tel Aviv’s equivalent of the Pentagon,” Oren wrote. “And then, after a day of large-scale exchanges, the real war would begin,” he went on.

    • ‘4,000 projectiles to rain on Israel’

    The article said such a war triggered by Tel Aviv’s blunder could see as many as “4,000” projectiles being rained down on Israel every day, with the regime’s so-called Iron Dome missile system liable to miss 10 percent of them.

    “All of Israel, from Metulla in the north to the southern port city of Eilat, would be in range of enemy fire,” the former official noted.

    That threat, the piece added, is eclipsed by the one posed by Iran’s surgical and long-range missiles such as “the deadly Shahab-3” — which would reach Israel "from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Iran itself."

    Those missiles “a growing numbers of which are in Iranian arsenals, pose a far deadlier threat,” Oren cautioned, highlighting how the projectiles can switch flight routes airborne.

    "The David’s Sling system, developed in conjunction with the United States, can stop them—in theory, because it has never been tested in combat. And each of its interceptors costs $1 million. Even if it is not physically razed, Israel can be bled economically."

    • PressTV – 'Iran’s missile power ranks first in Mideast'

    The Islamic Republic stands superior at a global level in the field of missile industry, the commander says.

    Oren said those missiles can reach Israel directly from Iran, while the Israeli Air Force itself lacks the type of strategic bombers, which are capable of flying as far as the Islamic Republic’s territory.

    • ‘Israel to be paralyzed’

    The former envoy also said in detail how a potential war could cripple Israel by killing international flights, shutting down lifeline ports, putting out the electrical grid, overwhelming hospitals, and sending millions into shelters.

    The situation, he added, would only be compounded after “the skies darken with the toxic fumes of blazing chemical factories and oil refineries.”

    Tel Aviv’s response would, meanwhile, see the regime attacking people in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon as well as other countries, which have been receiving the Islamic Republic’s support in the face of Israeli aggression, the article said.

    This would face Israel with international repercussions, including by the United Nations and its legal arm, the International Criminal Court, it noted.

    • US support

    However, Oren said the participants were wondering how the US, as a staunch ally of Israel, would respond to a potential war with Iran.

    “And over all of them looms a pressing question: How will the United States respond?” he wrote.

    These include stocking up and replenishing Israel’s ammunition stockpiles and shielding the regime at the UN by wielding its veto power, the piece concluded.

    "Though the details remain top secret, the United States is clearly committed to helping protect Israel’s skies. Whether American troops would go on the offensive on Israel’s behalf, striking Iranian bases, remains uncertain," the article concluded.


    Wednesday, 20 November 2019 1:30 AM [ Last Update: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 1:37 AM ]

    A research study conducted by the US Department of Defense has hailed Iran’s achievements in its ballistic missiles program despite decades of Washington-imposed sanctions, saying its arsenal is larger than that of any other Middle Eastern countries.

    "Iran has an extensive missile development program, and the size and sophistication of its missile force continues to grow despite decades of counter proliferation efforts aimed at curbing its advancement," the Pentagon study said.

    Iran has "the largest missile force in the Middle East," the report added.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity, a US intelligence official said that Israel was included in the analogy.

    The US Department of Defense also repeated allegations that Iran’s missiles program was not for peaceful and defensive purposes.

    “Iran has embraced ballistic missiles as a long-range strike capability to dissuade its adversaries in the region – particularly the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia – from attacking Iran," the report said, adding that Tehran had developed a series of missiles that could strike at a distance of 2,000 kilometers – capable of reaching Tel Aviv or Riyadh.

    Iranian authorities have time and again said that the country’s missile program has not been established for non-conventional purposes and is only meant as part of the country’s deterrence capability.

    The chief commander of Iran’s elite IRGC force says the country managed to change the balance of power in its favor by harnessing ballistic missile technology.

    The US has ratcheted up pressure on Iran since last year after withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic and other countries.

    Since then, the administration of US President Donald Trump has been trying to reduce Iran’s oil exports to “zero,” and sent an aircraft carrier strike group as well as some 1,500 additional forces to the region to counter an alleged threat from Iran.

    Iranian officials have dismissed such moves as psychological warfare, saying the country has its own ways of confronting the American animosity.

    The Islamic Republic says it poses no threat to any country, but will defend itself if attacked.

  26. Show your American 2 version…you also beg for food..soon.. it will be from tamilans.. weapons..most of you think.. you are no 1 fool

  27. bullshit…Juste look to this analysis !

  28. The problem with the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip, after Hamas got elected in the first ever democratic elections held in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas organization took out their political opposition Fatah by expelling them to the West Bank or by killing them. By by democracy and free speech. Now Hamas are holding the Gaza Strip as hostages, while supporting / turning a convenient blind eye to cross border incurtions into Israel and shooting rockets into Israel when ever it suits them. Hamas do not have the interests of the Gaza population in mind, they are a proxy to the Islamic Brotherhood and to Iranian interests. Muslims in this area are Sunni, Iranian mullahs are Shi'ite, they hate each others guts. The situation in Gaza is atrocious and Hamas couldn't give a damn.

  29. A 12 year old knows more about this than you remenber s 400 it miss all the tomahawk missiles in syria plus agm 158 and stormshadow missiles so for real just dont be ridiculous and acept the truth.

  30. The best air defence system in the world made by the brave & hard working country in the world…
    Love💙 Israel from India …. Hope our friendship remains stronger.

  31. Soon the Iron Dome American twin will defend US assets all around the globe, courtesy of Raytheon which produces the American version. It is called skyhunter.

  32. The attackers have limitless supplies of cheap missiles and are indifferent to where they land. I think a better response would be to locate roughly the launching site, blanket it with high explosives, and damn the civilian casualties.

  33. I laugh everytime! Look! There burning our flags again! They spent there own money…..and now are burning it up…..and jumping around! Quite foolish. Please! Spend as much money as possible! We print them by the……..million! Special discount if you buy 4 or more! Have your cash standing by! Would you like a plastic Trump Doll to burn? 2 for 1? Hate! Please spend all your money on hate! We are a people,…not a flag! I laugh! I laugh at many things! French Waiters? What do you do! Iran and other’s actually spend vast sums of Money and ……..basically burn it! Love there rally’s! They spent a lot of time and money……………….for nothing! No rally! OK. Has any…..any….influence on me! Again I LAUGH! Please join me! For the next one! Watch CNN! They love it!

  34. Hey nobody give a shit about Israel 🇮🇱 and their iron Dome so they can go ahead and upgrade all they want to because they are anyone else are no match to the grate and very powerful Russia 🇷🇺💪😁🇷🇺💪🇷🇺🇷🇺✊😃💪and the great 👍🏿 China 🇨🇳🇨🇳👍🏿theses guys are the best weapon builders in the world they have the best and makes the greatest and the fastest that anyone in this world as ever seen 🍾🥂🇷🇺🇨🇳🥂🍾🙏🏾💪

  35. Shooting down a $1000. unguided rocket with a $100,000. air defense missile is "not sustainable". I am MUCH more interested in their Iron Beam system. The cost per shot of the beam system is just a few dollars.

  36. Helo, Israel , you have to improve Irondome sothat the victory will be yours in the coming war.You have to make hunreds of thousands of Anti tank missiles and Anti Aircraft missiles.Be always ready.God bless Israel from India.

  37. You can buy your own Iron dome missle system………on E-bay for about $50.00. It’s 1/72 scale. However it shows the involvement of such a system to Israel! Shalome

  38. We see videos of Syrian shooting down missiles all the time. Out of all these downing by the iron dome how come we never see one shooting down an incoming rocket? This shit does not work. It’s a farce. We never see no shooting down because there is no rockets firing in Israel. Rockets shooting is Israel is Netanyahu go-to as an excuse to slaughter Palestinians when he need an election victory. There is no iron dome. It’s just the patriot system used by the United States that does not work. Give me a fucking brake🙄

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