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US Army tests Iron Dome interceptor missile against drones


The US Army this week carried out a first successful trial of an interceptor air defense missile, made by Israeli defense company Rafael, with the cooperation with major US defense contractor Raytheon.

Lt.-Col. Michael Fitzgerald, who heads the interceptor program in the US army, said the successful trial was part of a program examining several air defense options.

Rafael said the US Army fired the Tamir interceptor, used by Iron Dome batteries in Israel to shoot down Gazan rockets, at a target drone.

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