Massive US AN-225 plane lands in Israel to pick up Iron Domes

The huge AN-225 flew into Israel Monday carrying US military freight trucks for transporting Iron Dome defense systems to US bases in various battlefields. This was in line with a $375 m deal with the US Defense Department to sell two off-the-shelf Iron Dome batteries made by Israel’s Rafael to the American army. The include 12 launchers, two sensors, two battlement management centers and 240 interceptors. The giant cargo aircraft made in Soviet Ukraine took off from Maine and refueled en route to Ben Gurion in Scotland and France. The short-range Iron Domes will serve the US military against a wide range of ballistic and aerial threats.” The Antonov AN-225 is the largest aircraft ever produced with over 30 wheels, six engines and a wingspan of 290ft. It has a range of 15,400 km when unloaded and 4,500 when fully loaded.

 

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