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(Popular Science)   The Israeli defense shield is intercepting rockets with unprecedented success. How does it work? Here comes the military science   (popsci.com) divider line 3
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2012-11-20 12:15:30 PM  
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TheotherMIguy: And are these percentages from all projectiles or just the ones flung at populated areas?


The latter. Iron Dome ignores anything that not going to hit a populated area.

And Aegis is supposed to stop against guided missiles, no? That's harder than stopping simple rockets.
2012-11-20 11:57:31 AM  
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Do we have independent confirmation about IronDome's effectiveness? Call me cynical but i'm not taking Israel's word about their own missile defense systems success rate.
2012-11-20 11:56:43 AM  
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And actual operational reports from the theater in question put its actual success rate anywhere from 10-50%. Mostly this is hype. Most likely, Hamas uses any damn rockets it can find, and many of them simply don't work for shiat.

/old news, move along
 
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