Of course, if Iran fires one straight up above Israel and creates an EMP effect, I doubt the system can defend against that, or if Iran lets a nuke off on a ship off the shores of Israel. However its nice to have an umbrella against the barrage of missiles from Hamas and Hizbolah, and there must be some really great science in the Iron Dome missile defence system.
January 7, 2010
Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, designed to respond to the thousands of rockets fired at the country by Hezbollah and Hamas, passed its final tests Jan. 6. The rocket system successfully intercepted multiple threats simultaneously, including rockets that mimicked Kassam and longer-range Grad-model Katyusha rockets. The defense department plans to integrate the system into the army, and will deploy the rocket interceptor outside the Gaza Strip by June 2010.