Iron Dome

File photo of anti-missile flares. (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel, US Successfully Test Anti-Missile System

Israel and the U.S. on Monday carried out a successful test of the next-generation Arrow 3 missile defense system, for the first time sending an interceptor into outer space, where it could destroy missiles fired from Iran.


The Israeli military launch a missile from the Iron Dome defense missile system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod following the firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip on Nov. 16, 2012.  (Photo credit: DAVID BUIMOVITCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Using ‘Iron Dome’ To Protect Itself From Hamas Attacks

It’s been around for some time, but the Israeli missile shield is currently getting a workout from the current conflict in the region.