Israel delivers Iron Dome anti-rocket system to U.S.

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-30 23:07:54|Editor: huaxia

JERUSALEM, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Israel has delivered an Iron Dome air defense system battery to the U.S. army, Israel's Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

The battery is the first of two Iron Dome batteries that Israel has agreed to provide the U.S. army, said a statement issued by the ministry.

The second battery will be delivered "in the near future within the framework of the agreement," the statement added.

In August 2019, the Israeli Defense Ministry and the U.S. Department of Defense signed an agreement for the procurement of two Iron Dome defense system batteries.

The Iron Dome system was declared operational in 2011. Israel has used the system to intercept rockets fired toward its territory by militants in the Gaza Strip. Enditem