Israel's famous missile defense system, the Iron Dome, has come to America! No, there's not a war on the southern border (yet). Instead, the Iron Dome's debut in the U.S. is the product of a 2019 agreement in which the U.S. military agreed to purchase two of the batteries. The systems were delivered in late 2020-early 2021.
Earlier this summer, the first trials on U.S. soil of the technology were conducted at the White Sands test range in New Mexico. U.S. Army troops, with the assistance of several Israeli defense contractors, participated in a live-fire trial, successfully shooting down drones and other aerial targets. The Iron Dome has been upgraded over its tenure history and can now shoot down not only rockets but mortar shells, cruise missiles, and unman