What is Israel’s Iron Dome defense system? Developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, these mobile launchers sense short-range rockets and artillery shells, intercepting and exploding them mid-flight. The system was created as a defensive countermeasure to the rocket threat against Israel’s civilian population on its northern and southern borders. It is designed to intercept threats up to 70 kilometers in all-weather situations.
Here is footage of an Iron Dome mobile launcher taking out a barrage of rockets fired over Israel. In the abstract, it looks almost idyllic, if the incoming volleys weren’t so deadly and potentially destructive. H/T Blazing Cat Fur