Thursday, March 21, 2013

Exploration 10

An article that I found to be interesting and important in both the science and world sections is talking about an anti- missile system the Israel has named "Iron Dome".  This system detects incoming rockets and shoots a missile carrying six inch wide by ten feet long projectiles to detonate the rockets in the sky, causing lees destruction and death.  However, American weapon experts feel that the "Iron Dome's feats of warhead destruction were more illusory than real." As seen in action during an attack by Gaza militants in which around 1,500 rockets were fired.  The Iron Dome system missed 58 rockets but destroyed 421.  U.S. officials doubt that this system will help out Israel Significantly. This was important to me because i think that Israel needs a stable defense system to fight off its enemies. 

1 comment:

  1. I really like the picture you attached to your post. It helps give a great visual understanding of how it works. 1,500 rockets is unbelievable!!!