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A decision will soon be made by the US military as to what will become the next target for Iron Dome batteries manufactured in Israel. U.S. military personnel acquired the two batteries as early as 2019 and conducted the first tests last year at the Anderson Air Force Base on Guam, an island in the western Pacific.
According to defensenews.com, both Iron Dome batteries have now returned to the United States, where they are currently situated at the Fort Bliss base in Texas, along with the units that operate them.
Currently, a lot of effort is being put into developing and fielding an Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) system that will defend fixed and semi-fixed sites from threats such as cruise missiles, drones, rockets, artillery, and mortars. The capability of carrying the batteries afforded the opportunity to figure out how to transfer such tools even outside of the U.S. territorial sequence, and to put them to the test in an island environment.
US forces use a 360-degree layered approach to air and missile defense, incorporating communication technologies and command-and-control architectures in Iron Dome, along with other Army and joint capabilities, which has proven to be effective