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U.S. Marines Successfully Test Air Defense System Using Iron Dome Parts

The MRIC hit several targets launched simultaneously in the first trial, according to the ministry.

The United States Marine Corps conducted a series of trials on a prototype air defense system based on Israel’s Iron Dome, Israel’s Defense Ministry said Monday.

Named the Medium-Range Intercept Capability (MRIC), the system combines the Iron Dome’s launcher and Tamir interceptor missiles with the Marines’ radar and command center.

The MRIC hit several targets launched simultaneously in the first trial, according to the ministry.

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