IDF Deploys Fifth Iron Dome System Near Tel Aviv, Months Ahead of Schedule

New system estimated to have higher interception abilities than the previous four batteries already in use, includes an improved radar and interception software.

A fifth Iron Dome battery was deployed in the Tel Aviv area on Saturday, two months ahead of schedule, over the IDF's Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza. The system is geared at intercepting medium-range missiles fired by militants in the Strip at central Israel.