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South Korea – An Israeli-style ‘Iron Dome’ won’t improve South Korea’s defence (East Asia Forum)

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test (Photo: Reuters).

S Nathan Park, Washington DC and Sejong Institute

In early 2021, Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ system was seen in action as numerous spiralling interceptors illuminated the night sky, defending against the straight lines of Hamas rockets. South Korea is weighing the possibility of introducing a similar military technology — but don’t expect it to change the inter-Korean military posture in a meaningful way.

An Israeli-style ‘Iron Dome’ won’t improve South Korea’s defence | East Asia Forum