Rafael is looking at a number of enhancements to the Iron Dome missile defence system as a result of lessons learned over recent engagements, a company official told IHS Jane’s in early April.

Speaking at the company’s facility near Haifa, its business development and marketing manager for the Air Superiority Systems Directorate, Gil S (the company requested that surnames of its officials not be disclosed), said several improvements are being developed, but that details and timelines are still largely classified.

“There is something in the pipeline, both in terms of hardware and software improvements [to the Iron Dome]. I can’t say exactly what these are or when [they might be rolled out], but we are in a kind of race [with the Palestinian rocket firers] and we always need to update [the system] to increase the probability of a kill,” he said. […]