Ukraine considers purchasing Israeli Iron Dome air defence system

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According to the mrpl.city news website echoed by The Jerusalem Post, the deputy mayor of the city, Sergei Zakharov, said in an interview with local press that reopening the skies as well as modern infrastructure to protect the airport and surrounding skies are two of the main points that are needed in order to reopen the airport. While the city doesn’t need a large airport, it needs a safe one. “For security, the Israelis use the Iron Dome tactical defence system. We can also adopt this practice and we have already laid the groundwork in this area and are aware of the steps needed to be taken,” Zakharov said. The deputy mayor said that the cost of purchasing the system “is about €50 million” and that the city has already contacted an Israeli security company who will be sending a delegation at the end of June.


The Iron Dome is the only dual mission system in the world that provides an effective defence solution for countering rockets, artillery and mortars (what is called C-RAM in short), as well as aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, unguided and Precision Guided Missiles. The system is an effective system for countering C-RAM threats with ranges of up to 70 km and, for very short air defence protection (or V-SHORAD) at up to 10km. The system operates in all weather conditions, including low clouds, rain, dust storms or fog.

A single Iron Dome battery is required to protect an urban area of approximately 150km² from rockets fired at a range of 15 km, with the defended area growing if the rockets are fired from greater distances, which is crucial as the HAMAS has just demonstrated it can fire missiles at distances of up to roughly 200 km, if not 250. The Iron Dome is indeed able to intercept and eliminate a wide range of threats like mortar shells, Hamas' Qassams, Hezbollah's Katyusha rockets and even the Fajr rockets supplied by Iran to the Hezbollah and Hamas.

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Ukraine considers purchasing Israeli Iron Dome air defence system

2021/06/1623927432.jpg
Read: 419     15:22     17 June 2021    

According to the mrpl.city news website echoed by The Jerusalem Post, the deputy mayor of the city, Sergei Zakharov, said in an interview with local press that reopening the skies as well as modern infrastructure to protect the airport and surrounding skies are two of the main points that are needed in order to reopen the airport. While the city doesn’t need a large airport, it needs a safe one. “For security, the Israelis use the Iron Dome tactical defence system. We can also adopt this practice and we have already laid the groundwork in this area and are aware of the steps needed to be taken,” Zakharov said. The deputy mayor said that the cost of purchasing the system “is about €50 million” and that the city has already contacted an Israeli security company who will be sending a delegation at the end of June.


The Iron Dome is the only dual mission system in the world that provides an effective defence solution for countering rockets, artillery and mortars (what is called C-RAM in short), as well as aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, unguided and Precision Guided Missiles. The system is an effective system for countering C-RAM threats with ranges of up to 70 km and, for very short air defence protection (or V-SHORAD) at up to 10km. The system operates in all weather conditions, including low clouds, rain, dust storms or fog.

A single Iron Dome battery is required to protect an urban area of approximately 150km² from rockets fired at a range of 15 km, with the defended area growing if the rockets are fired from greater distances, which is crucial as the HAMAS has just demonstrated it can fire missiles at distances of up to roughly 200 km, if not 250. The Iron Dome is indeed able to intercept and eliminate a wide range of threats like mortar shells, Hamas' Qassams, Hezbollah's Katyusha rockets and even the Fajr rockets supplied by Iran to the Hezbollah and Hamas.

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