We know that rocket artillery is an effective firepower coverage weapon among land warfare weapons, and rocket artillery is a top priority among the armies of major military powers in the world today.
The US military’s M270 and Haimas rockets, Russia’s Tornado series, China’s 03 series and foreign trade’s many long-range rockets are world-renowned, and they are also very lethal.
Of course, while the lethality is great, the price is not cheap. Years ago, it was reported that the price of a rocket used by China's 03 far fire reached 700,000 yuan per shot. Around.
But it’s also rockets. The cost of rockets for small-caliber simple launchers is not so high. Especially in the Middle East, some armed organizations use seamless steel tube self-made weapons. The cost is often only a few hundred dollars.
Such a rocket has a range of only a few kilometers or more than a dozen kilometers, and it is not accurate. It is purely unlucky for whoever counts.
But in the surrounding area of Israel, the target of such rockets is not It is divided into military and civilian, which means that it can pose a threat to civilian areas. Of course, limited to its accuracy, psychological deterrence is greater than actual deterrence.
However, for Israel, such psychological deterrence exists. It is also unacceptable. Israel’s small land area makes it impossible to demarcate a quarantine zone of sufficient width. Therefore, Israel’s response strategy is to bomb bombs.
Israel’s defense industry is strong, and it’s not a long time. Toss out the corresponding defensive weapon, this is the famous iron dome system.
The iron dome is a mobile interception system. The whole system consists of launching, radar, control and monitoring devices, which can Automatically detect incoming rockets and launch missiles to intercept them in the air. In theory, the iron dome can intercept rockets with a range of 5 to 70 kilometers.
In 2011, the first Iron Dome interception system began to be deployed. So far, more than 10 sets of the system have been deployed, basically covering the Israeli rockets.Area threatened by bombs.
Since its deployment, the Iron Dome system has intercepted a total of rockets, There are thousands of targets such as shells. Because of this, the system has been highly praised.
But in fact, the actual situation is not as simple as it seems on the surface. There are actually two major problems with the iron dome system:
One: the actual interception accuracy of the iron dome is notnot good. In fact, most of the rockets fired by the opponent’s armed forces cannot be successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome, but the latter’s technical level is too weak, and many of them cannot hit the target at all, thus causing no huge impact.
For example, in the Lebanon-Israel conflict in 2006 when there was no iron dome, Israel was attacked by 4,000 rockets and only 44 Israelis were killed.
Although the iron dome system has been technically upgraded, its reaction time is about 15 seconds. But if the rocket launch distance is very close, it will be enough to land in this time This is also the reason why Israeli military expert Yakov Amidrol believes that the country’s "Iron Dome" defense system has major loopholes.
Second: The cost of the Iron Dome interceptor is relatively high.p>
Currently, the price of its interceptor bombs has various theories such as 35,000 U.S. dollars, 50,000 U.S. dollars, 100,000 U.S. dollars, etc., but the cheapest version is also in the order of tens of thousands of dollars.
This is only the cost of the interceptor, not including the cost of the entire system. The cost of the simple rockets it intercepts is only a few hundred dollars. In order to ensure interception efficiency, sometimes it is necessary to launch more than one missile to intercept a target.
Everyone can calculate, the cost of this consumption is enormous.
So while we see the side of the Israeli iron dome system, we must also see that what Israel really relies on is the use of air force and heavy artillery to destroy rocket launchers. For Israel, the iron dome system is actually An Minxin is a weapon that is greater than actual use; if you really want absolute security, you still have to solve the problem from the source.