Israel seeking faster production of Iron Dome batteries

Israel is seeking sped up production of of Iron Dome batteries, Moshe Patel, Director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization, revealed on Monday.

The statement comes as Hamas continues to produce thousands of rockets in Gaza, Hezbollah imports rockets and missiles from Iran and Syria, and as ISIS joins the list of threats to the Israeli home front.

Speaking at the Israel Air Missile Defense Conference at Rishon Lezion, which was organized by the iHLS website, Patel said Israel is in talks with Iron Dome’s maker, Rafael, and co-producer, the US defense company Raytheon, to see which company could increase production of Iron Dome batteries.


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