[Indepth] Iron Dome: Israel’s advanced air defense system

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Iron Dome, Israel's advanced air defense system, has recently demonstrated its critical role in protecting Israeli territories amidst escalating regional tensions. In April 2024, amidst a severe escalation involving Iran, the Iron Dome was instrumental in intercepting a barrage of rockets and missiles. During this period, the system maintained a remarkable interception success rate, neutralizing the vast majority of threats and thus preventing significant civilian and military casualties. This performance underscores the system's effectiveness against complex aerial threats, highlighting its importance not just for Israel’s defense strategy but also for its geopolitical implications in regional security dynamics.

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