Five years after the first Hamas rocket was shot down by the Iron Dome missile defense system over the Israeli city of Ashkelon, the IDF has taken another unprecedented step by testing the system’s effectiveness while stationed on a naval vessel.
The tests, which took place in February, saw the Iron Dome system installed on a missile ship sailing 20 miles from the Israeli coastline.
Three dummy grad rockets were shot from the shore at the ship, and were successfully tracked by the Iron Dome. The ship-mounted missile defense system then successfully shot all three of the dummy missiles out of the sky.
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