Beyond Iron Dome: Israeli tech is America’s hope

by ARTHUR HERMAN November 25, 2012

Regardless of how this current round of Israeli-Hamas fighting comes out, there's one clear winner: the Israeli company called Rafael Advanced Systems, which makes the Iron Dome missile-defense system.

Iron Dome isn't just saving Israeli lives; it may soon be saving American ones - along with other made-in-Israel technologies that are shifting the balance in the war with Islamist terror.

Indeed, Iron Dome is just one more example of why the survival of Israel is just as important to us as our support is for the survival of Israel. In terms of the coming high-tech war with terrorism, it may be more so.

One of the first of those technologies was actually unmanned drones, which Israel first pioneered back in the '80s - in ways our armed forces started to copy more than a decade later.

But drones are struts and piano wire stuff compared to the sophisticated technologies of Iron Dome.

It's an all-weather, highly mobile system with a range up to 43.5 miles. Each six-missile unit comes equipped with a battle-management computer system designed by another Israeli company, Mprest Systems, that can handle a sudden barrage of short-range rockets like the ones used by Hamas and Hezbollah.

In the current conflict, its success rate is...

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