Israel Foils Major Iranian Armed Drones, Missiles Attack

By Arie Egozi

Foreign Affairs

Tel Aviv: The Israeli multi-tiered air defence system and the coalition against Iran thwarted a major Iranian attack by armed drones, ballistic and cruise missiles.

On April 13, Iran launched more than 300 of its long range weapons against targets in Israel. It was the first major test for the efficiency of the Israeli multi-tiered air defence systems and the anti-Iran coalition that was formed some years ago.

The Jordanian air force and air defence systems of the US and some European countries with forces in the region, participated in the joint effort to intercept the major attack. This effort resulted in some interceptions far from the Israeli air space. The Israeli multi-layered air defence system managed to intercept 99 % of the armed drones, cruise and ballistic missiles launched by Iran that crossed the Israeli borders.

A military base in the southern part of Israel sustained minimal damage.

Israel has a multi-tiered defence system. It consists of the Iron Dome designed to intercept short range rockets, David’s Sling designed to intercept longer range rockets, the Arrow – 2 against conventional ballistic missiles and the Arrow -3 designed to intercept longer range ballistic missile carrying unconventional warheads. All this by kinetic kill.