Rafael’s Iron Dome rocket interceptor is capable of intercepting all types of unmanned air vehicle, according to video footage released by the Israeli company showing the system in action.

The Iron Dome counter-rocket, artillery and mortar system has to date made more than 1,500 combat intercepts, and while the ability to neutralise UAV threats has always been touted, it had never previously been seen.

Video footage shows Iron Dome interceptions of both low and high-flying UAVs, in both the “look-up” and “look-down” scenarios. Images of wreckage from the targets indicate they were destroyed by the interceptor’s large warhead. […]