Oleg Zabluda's blog
Thursday, November 22, 2012
My estimates of Iron Dome performance, effectiveness and cost.
My estimates of Iron Dome performance, effectiveness and cost.

During the conflict, Palestinians launched 1,506 missiles. Breakdown by type is unknown. ~500 intercepts were attempted [1], with 421 successful intercepts,  success rate 85-90%. Two interceptors were typically launched per engagement, thus each interceptor has 70% success rate, and costs $30K. Total cost 500*2*$30K =$30M.

Qassam rocket allegedly cost ~$1K,  Grad is ~$100-300 and Fajr-5 cost is unknown to me.

US allocated $900M to Israel 2011-2015 for development and production of Iron Dome.

[1] 142 rockets fell on Gaza itself



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