How Does the Iron Dome Work?

The anti-missile system Iron Dome is the clear hero of Operation Pillar of Defense. Here's a look at the development of this extraordinary homemade rocket swatter.

As Operation Pillar of Defense launches into its sixth day, a clear hero has already emerged: Iron Dome. Since the operation began, Iron Dome has intercepted more than 300 rockets launched at Israel with a stellar success rate of 85 percent. The anti-missile system has become a huge source of pride for Israelis, both because of the lives it has undoubtedly saved and because the technology is homegrown....