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2012-04-22 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
$680m US fund for Israel’s Iron Dome
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Posted by Steve White 2012-04-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views ]  Top

#1 the $680 is for three years of R,D and production

rumor is that both Israel and the US are working to reduce the size and cost of the intercept vehicle;

the current model is about 200 pounds but the thought is that a 80 pound vehicle would work almost as well and be much less expensive
Posted by lord garth 2012-04-22 00:17||   2012-04-22 00:17|| Front Page Top

#2 And can be carried by one person.

They're going to need a bazillion of them.
Posted by gorb 2012-04-22 01:16||   2012-04-22 01:16|| Front Page Top

#3 I can't help thinking a railgun is the answer. You could even included a parachute, so projectiles that miss could float back to earth and be re-used.
Posted by phil_b 2012-04-22 04:28||   2012-04-22 04:28|| Front Page Top

#4 With a railgun the projectile would be a simple aluminum rod. If it misses so what.
Posted by Steve White 2012-04-22 11:18||   2012-04-22 11:18|| Front Page Top

#5 as long as we are doing blue sky concept, I have thought that drones might be used to launch small (5 to 10 pound) interceptors. That way, the missile might actually be hit before it even gets to home territory. Having the remnants of their own missiles fall on them would be quite a morale depressant for the Paleos.

If the missile is missed by the drone interceptors and the missile is projected to hit populated area, the Iron Dome interceptors could be used.
Posted by Lord Garth 2012-04-22 12:44||   2012-04-22 12:44|| Front Page Top

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Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-04-22 13:41||   2012-04-22 13:41|| Front Page Top

#7 Why give the Muslim Brother Hood 1.2 billion and Israel only 680 million didn't they vote for Obama?
Posted by Spusomble B. Hayes7430 2012-04-22 18:14||   2012-04-22 18:14|| Front Page Top

#8  didn't they vote for Obama?

No they didn't, actually. There are quite a few dual citizens over there, and they overwhelmingly voted against him.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-04-22 19:28||   2012-04-22 19:28|| Front Page Top

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