Here’s What Israel’s Iron Dome Protection System Looks Like on Live Television

CNN’s Anderson Cooper got a bit of a shock while reporting from the Israel-Gaza border this week, as he had the rare opportunity to see Israel’s Iron Dome program functioning up close.

Iron Dome is described by its creator as a “mobile all-weather air defense system” that’s capable of intercepting and destroying short-range rockets and shells before they can inflict casualties. This wonder of technology has been up and running since 2011, and it has intercepted hundreds of rockets during that time. In the next few years, Iron Dome will be expanded on as part of a larger missile defense system is constructed.

It’s an amazing thing to behold, and you can see that Anderson was visibly startled by the sounds of those interceptions.

Matt Fox

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Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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