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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:04 PM

The Iron Dome System has some holes in it

At least eight rockets were fired at Ashkelon from Gaza on Monday afternoon alone, police said. Two of the rockets hit the city, one hitting a house directly and the other hitting a yard. No injuries were reported, but three people were treated for shock, Magen David Adom paramedics said.
http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=292483

War just majorly sucks

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:08 PM

1. it's at least better than the Patriot

missiles during the Gulf War. Sent to Israel as a toy gun.

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:38 PM

2. Yeah, as in "it doesn't fucking work" - same as the "Patriot" crap.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:40 PM

3. I Thought It Was Only Intercepting 30% Of Incoming Missiles/nt

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:50 PM

4. They are only intercepting ones that might hit heavily populated areas.

My guess is that Ashkelon is so close that it's very difficult time-wise to intercept.

When Iron Dome is deployed, it is 90% successful: http://news.yahoo.com/israels-iron-dome-provides-cover-not-normalcy-142902537.html

They are going to be deploying more batteries in the years to come.

It's a big improvement from where they were in 2006.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:54 PM

7. Well that is good news

you still have to deal with the 10%

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:55 AM

9. Iron Dome is designed to only bother with missiles heading toward population centers.

 

That accounts for a lot of the "miss" statistics. It's amazing that it works at all.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:19 PM

5. Actually it does a pretty good job given the difficulty of the problem

anything above 75% would be acceptable in the real world and I think they are doing better than that.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:59 PM

8. That's good perspective. It's not perfect, but it's damn effective compared to nothing

Given the 3rd rate quality of missiles the Gazans are able to lob over the fence, it's more than enough.

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:52 PM

6. People forget the fire finder functions

which can rapidly determine where the rockets were fired from and helps get ordnance on target quickly.

Hamas rocket teams have to setup without being noticed and once the launch, run like hell. It is one of many reasons they are so inaccurate with their rockets.

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Response to lovuian (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:03 AM

10. I heard that it's got around a 30% success rate

And if they were under the kind of attack that North Korea could muster, I imagine the number would be much lower.

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