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Iron Dome’s Secret Components (From Toys ‘R Us)

An Israeli soldier standing next to a launcher, part of the "Iron Dome" missile defense system.

An Israeli soldier standing next to a launcher, part of the "Iron Dome" missile defense system.
Photo Credit: Tsafrir Abayov / Flash90

There is a long, fascinating article in Hebrew about the “Secret to Iron Dome’s Success” — I will translate just a few paragraphs for you which I found fascinating:

“At the beginning of our journey [to create the Iron Dome], it was simply almost impossible.  We believed we would succeed, but the challenge was unprecedented.

In retrospect, its clear that the [time and financial] limitations imposed on the project, which seemed insurmountable, are what led to extremely creative and successful ideas.  The simplicity is not only in the design, but in the manufacturing process.  The manufacturers have told us this is the simplest rocket they have ever produced.

As scientists, its true we dream of sitting in offices with unlimited time and budgets to create perfect products.

Yet reality and limitations forced us to “break our heads.”

There are rocket components that are FORTY TIMES CHEAPER [in Iron Dome] than those we normally would purchase.  I can even give you a scoop — this is the only rocket in the world which includes parts from toys from “Toys R Us”.

One day, I brought my son’s toy car to work.  We passed it from one to another and saw that it has components that would be useful for us. More than that, I cannot tell you… (Source).

About the Author: Jameel blogs at the Muqata: http://www.muqata.com, but these days extensively posts on Facebook. Follow Jameel at https://www.facebook.com/Muqata Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of The Jewish Press.


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4 Responses to “Iron Dome’s Secret Components (From Toys ‘R Us)”

  1. Chaiya Eitan says:

    WHAT? LOL LOL I'm totally in shock!

  2. Kola Finger says:

    I LOVE IT, THE CONFESSION, BUT I'M WORRY TOO. WHAT IF THE MURDERERS, THE PALES, START TO BUY ALL “Toys R Us” ISRAELI MADE CARS WITH WHEELS AND CHASIS' AND ALL THE OTHER WONDER-COMPONENTS UPON AND BELOW THIS MIRACELOUS TRUCKS? WILL THEY, THE INHUMANELY SQUIZED MUSLIM BY THEIR MASTER DEVIL ALLAH, SUDDENLY BE ABLE TO FLY AWAY SITTING ON THIS MIRACELOUS ISRAELI-MADE BABY CARS AND DISSAPPEAR UNPUNISHET JUST LIKE THAT? HOWEVER, BRAVO TO JEWISH THINKING AND SOLUTIONS, MAINLY THAT IRON DOME ROCKETS SEEMS TO BE FAR, FAR CHEAPER THAN IRAN-MADE FLYING DEATH THE PALES USE…

  3. Josiah Ching says:

    Amazing! All Technion graduates :-D

  4. Liad Bar-el says:

    By the time the Muslims figure out what's going on with Toys R Us cars, the world will be advanced in five more generations of technology lifting mountains with anti gravitational devices.

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