Iron Dome Analysis: “Cost Per Kill” of Israeli Missile Defense System

, November 13, 2011

Israel’s new “Iron Dome” defense system protects against rocket attacks from Gaza. But some are concerned that it may be too expensive for long term use, especially when compared with the cheaper rockets used by Hamas. Dr. Uzi Rubin, former director of Israel’s “Arrow” missile defense system, weighs in.

About Dr. Uzi Rubin

Uzi Rubin has been involved in Israeli military research, development, and engineering programs for almost forty years. Between 1991 and 1999 he served as head of Israel's Missile Defense Organization, and in that capacity he oversaw the development of Israel's Arrow anti-missile defense system. He was awarded the Israel Defense Prize in 1996.