Israel to export Iron Dome rocket interception system for 1st time

14 2018 shows an Israeli Iron Dome missile system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells deployed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the border with Syria

The agreement, signed in Bucharest, will include development of the seaborne version of the Iron Dome short-range missile defense system, Samson remote control weapons systems and Spike tactical missiles, Rafael said in a statement.

The Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights.

The Israel Defense Forces said the Iron Dome was activated (rocket battery pictured) but it later turned out to be a false alarm. However, the interception system has not been exported to other countries. "The circumstances are being looked into".

Israel then launched its most intensive air strikes into Syria since the start of the Syrian civil war. Both Damascus and Moscow said that the Syrian army managed to shoot down over half of the missiles. It said it targeted Iran's military infrastructure in Syria.

An official source told Syria's official news agency SANA that the aggressive approach adopted by the Zionist entity had been a reaction to the defeat of anti-Damascus terrorist groups.

In response to the attack, the IDF launched a series of strikes on targets in Syria.



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