Azerbaijan to purchase Israeli Iron Dome air defense system

Baku and Tel Aviv had signed an agreement on procurement of the Israeli Iron Dome air defense system, Azerbaijani Defense Industry Minister Yavar Jamalov said on Saturday, Sputnik reports.

The Iron Dome, developed by the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems LTD, is an air defense system made to intercept short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from distances up to 70 km (43 miles).

"The Azerbaijani Defense Industry Ministry and the relevant Israeli body have reached the agreement on procurement of the Israeli Iron Dome air defense system," Jamalov said.

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