Without a doubt, Israel is a nation with a great need for self-defense, and original and creative weaponry is high on the priority list.
During the Gulf War in 1991, Israel used America’s Patriot missiles to defend against Saddam Hussein’s barrage of Scud missiles.
The Patriots were only partially effective and needed several minutes pre-alert to hit their target.
With Hamas rockets landing on Israeli soil in as few as 15 seconds from the moment of launch, new technology was needed.
The Iron Dome’s 90% success rate in taking down Hamas’ rockets is one of the reasons Israelis and visitors can continue with their daily lives even in times of high tension with bordering enemy lands.
In fact, the Iron Dome is now taking down mortar shells seconds after they are launched.
Israel’s contribution to security is not just for war. If you’ve ever used a firewall to protect your emails or website, you can thank Israel.
Their security companies, both online and in the real world are second to none.
Israeli security firms like the world-famous Black Cube and Checkpoint (or at least world famous to those who require such services) are often contracted for large events and by dignitaries when traveling abroad.