Israel Needs More Iron Dome Interceptors for 2-Front War

Iron Dome air defense battery (Archive: IDF/CC)

The IDF faces a shortage of Iron Dome interceptors in case a war erupts on two fronts, N12 News reports. Israel needs to bolster its air defense stockpiles due to heavy use during the Gaza conflict in May, the report says.

The news comes as progressive US Congress members delayed $1 billion in aid to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome reserves.

More interceptors are currently being produced in Israeli and US plants, but the pace of production may be slowed down due to the funding delay, N12 said.

Notably, Israel expects to face a massive missile and rocket assault in case of a war against the Iran axis. A shortage of interceptor missiles could also disrupt potential IDF plans to launch large operations against Hamas, Hezbollah, or Iran.