More than 5,000 rockets were fired towards Israel by Hamas, putting its famed Iron Dome system into action. This time, however, the scale of attack foxed this system
Iron Dome system can quell rocket attacks, mortars, artillery shells, and UAVs at short range.
It has a range of approximately 70 km and has three main parts — a detection radar, weapons control and a launcher armed with Tamir Missiles.
When a rocket is fired, detection readar calculates the its trajectory and the info to the weapons control system that measures the rocket speed, impact
If the rocket is directed towards a populated area or a strategic establishment, Tamir Missile is fired and the rocket is destroyed
The dome system has a success rate of 90 per cent and has made over 2,000 interceptions till now.
Hamas relied on Salvo rocket attack (multiple rockets in a short span of time), making it difficult for the control system to intercept all targets.
Over 5,000 rockets were launched in just 20 minutes. A Hamas rocker is cheaper than the Tamir missile fired to intercept it.
Hamas has been building its crude rocket tech and has increased its range to cover Tel Aviv and even Jerusalem.
The near-perfect air defence system was overpowered by a barrage of rockets from Hamas.