US Army plans to purchase Iron Dome weapons

February 6, 2019

CNN:

The United States Army announced Wednesday they plan to purchase the Iron Dome weapons system that Israel has been using since 2011.

“The Iron Dome will be assessed and experimented as a system that is currently available to protect deployed U.S. military service members against a wide variety of indirect fire threats and aerial threats,” US Army Col. Patrick Seiber said in a statement.

“While Iron Dome has been in operational use by the Israeli Air Force since 2011 and proven effective in combat, it should be noted that the U.S. Army will assess a variety of options for its long-term IFPC solution,” the statement continued.

“No decisions have been made regarding the fielding or experimentation of Iron Dome in specific theaters,” Seiber added.

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