Analysis / Nobody left to build the next Iron Dome
The next great defense system requires academic investment today. If Israel is to keep its young scientists, the government must increase the budget for scientific study.
The latest round of fighting in the south will be remembered mainly for the tremendous accomplishments of Iron Dome. Although its developers had a hard time convincing the decision-makers how necessary it was, when push came to shove, the missile defense system proved that a technological solution could be a winning card.