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Israel works on missile tracking system

October 17, 2008

JERUSALEM, Oct. 17 (UPI) — The Israeli Air Force says that a tracking system under development will allow it to pinpoint the landing zones of missiles fired into the country.
Once the system is set up, the country would be divided into 100 relatively small evacuation zones, Haaretz reported. Officials expect to have it on line in 18 months.

Israel is now divided into 10 zones. Officials believe that smaller evacuations would help the country hold up during prolonged periods of attack.

The system is designed to be used against long-range and medium-range missiles, including the Shahib used by Iran and the Syrian Scud. It would be less effective against the short-range missiles fired from Gaza.