The Iron Dome short-medium range air defense missile is one of the basic pillars of Israel’s ground based air defense. The Israeli defensive network consists of several defensive rings formed by Arrow 3 missiles (1,100 km range) and Arrow 2 (500 km range) for defense against long-range missiles, David’s Sling missiles (280 km range) for defense against mid-range missiles and Iron Dome missiles for defense against short and medium range rockets and artillery shells (5-70 km range). The Iron Dome is a Counter rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) or counter-RAM system ideal against the unpredictable and constant rockets attacks launched from the Gaza Strip and from the Southern Lebanon against Israeli targets.

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Country of origin



Rafael Advanced Defense Systems – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)


Counter rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) missile system

Entered service


Missile/bomb dimensions, (length x diameter)

2.97 x 0.16 meters

Missile/bomb weight

90 kg

Missile speed

Mach 2.2 (2,695 km/h)

Missile range

From 5 to 70 km

Guidance system

Radar guidance with electro-optical terminal guide

Warhead, (explosive charge)

Weight: 16 kg – Type: HE fragmentation


Israel: 10 batteries – USA: 2 batteries – Several thousands of Tamir missiles (until 2023)