According to him, Ukraine’s vast territory and more advanced Russian missiles (compared to the low-tech Palestinian missiles the Iron Dome shoots down) “make this defense tool very limited.” Bob points out that even some Ukrainian officials recognized this fact.
If Israel needs ten or more Iron Domes to protect itself, then Ukraine will need several dozen systems that simply don’t exist, the expert added.
Even if Washington forces Israel to transfer tactical missile defense systems to Ukraine, they will not be able to influence the course of hostilities. “One or two US Iron Domes wouldn’t have tactical value, and at this stage they wouldn’t have much symbolic value either,” Bob said.
Earlier, the head of the Ground Forces Space and Missile Defense Command, Lt. Gen. Daniel Carbler, said that the United States has not yet transferred Iron Dome air defense systems to Ukraine, but may do so if it so wishes. request. According to him, the US ground forces have two batteries at their disposal, but new equipment is being installed in one of them, while the second can be transferred to Ukraine.