These tests were the first for a missile defense system, to carry out in an environment that is very close to combat. "Magic Wand", developed by the Israeli RAFAEL concern and the U.S. company Raytheon, killed several simulated enemy missiles.
As implied, the newcomer system snaps into service in the IDF in 2014. It is designed to intercept missiles, the radius of the acts of which is 70-300 km. The Battery "Magic wand" significantly protects a huge area than a battery "steel dome."
"The significant success achieved by" steel dome "during operation" Cloudy pillar ", dispelled any doubts about the importance of missile defense. Fact that Israel — the world's favorite in this area — the award of the defense industry and its professionals," — said the Minister of Defense Ehud Barak.
November 25 Shia leader "Hezbollah" Hassan Nasrallah said that in case of military conflict between Israel and Lebanon into Israel will fly thousands of missiles. According to him, the area will be under fire from Kiryat Shmona to Eilat.
Recall that the fight against enemy missiles in Israel created a multi-level system defense that can resist both ballistic missiles and "Kasam" from "hail", the radius of the act which does not exceed 10 km s.
Increased attention is given to short-range missiles acts. During the operation "Cloudy pillar" system efficiency "Metal dome"Accounted for almost 90%. This is the first in the world to develop this kind. Interested in Israel's experience, many countries — the U.S., South Korea, Japan and the EU.
Created a single computer network that connects all the tools voedinyzhdy defense. A couple of years will stand on alert all 5 levels of the system, any one of which supports the other. It will include high-altitude means of struggle, "Hetz", "magic wand", "Patriot" and "Metal dome. "