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  3/22/2013, Nisan 11, 5773

U.S. Expert Claims: Iron Dome Not as Successful


Theodore A. Postol, a physicist at M.I.T. who helped reveal the Patriot anti-missile failures of 1991, has claimed that the Iron Dome anti-missile system was not as successful in intercepting rockets from Gaza as was previously reported.

Postol, who analyzed videos of the system, told The New York Times that Iron Dome repeatedly failed to hit its targets head-on. He concluded that the many dives, loops and curls of the interceptors resulted in diverse angles of attack that made it nearly impossible to destroy enemy warheads.

“It’s very hard to see how it could be more than 5 or 10 percent,” Dr. Postol said.