In the past few weeks, a number of reports on the Israeli and US military’s deployment of a new, long-range rocket system in the Gaza Strip have prompted questions on the viability of spirals-perforated tubes.
Israel’s media reported on Monday that a new launcher had been successfully tested in the area.
But the news was immediately disputed by Israeli military officials, who said that it was a “new” launcher, not a spirals type.
According to the US military, the new rocket is a variant of the launcher originally used by Israel’s Iron Dome, which was tested by the United States last year.
The Israeli military said that its launcher is not capable of hitting targets in populated areas, but the Pentagon said that the launcher would be able to hit densely populated areas.
A spirals tube is a tube used to protect a rocket launch site from incoming missiles, including rockets launched from Gaza, but it also has an effective range of up to 500 kilometers, according to the Pentagon.
The US military said it was “very confident” that the rocket will not fall into Hamas’ hands, and added that it would “be an excellent weapon against Hamas rockets.”
The Pentagon said it has tested its launcher in a number and locations, but has yet to make any further assessment of its effectiveness against Hamas’ rockets.
The new weapon, which is the first to be deployed in the Palestinian territory since 2008, will be equipped with a solid-fueled rocket motor and is being used to fire rockets at targets up to 3,000 kilometers away.
It will be deployed to an Israeli-occupied area, as well as to the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The rocket will have an operational range of 500 kilometers and will be fired at targets from 3,200 to 6,000 meters away.
The launcher’s launch mechanism is designed to be operated by the pilot, not the commander.
According the US government, the rocket is the latest in a series of US-Israeli military deployments in the West Wall-area in the past year, which includes the deployment of drones, drones-equipped helicopters and drone-equipped aircraft.
Israel also deployed drones over the border in the occupied West Bank, which Israel has said is an area “under its control,” but which the Palestinians claim as part of the occupied territories.
The IDF said that drones were also used in the 2014 Gaza war, in which Hamas militants fired rockets at the Israeli-controlled Gush Etzion settlement bloc, killing eight Israeli soldiers and injuring several hundred.
The IDF has long been using drone aircraft in the southern Gaza Strip, and the military has said it uses drones over “safe” areas such as villages, military roads and other sites that are considered “controlled” by Hamas.
Israel has also recently increased its deployment of troops along the border with Gaza, as part.
The military said in December that it had deployed more than 1,000 soldiers to the area, a significant increase from a previous report of approximately 300.
According, the Pentagon, Israel will not deploy drones in Gaza for several weeks until after the end of Operation Protective Edge.
Israel and Hamas have been in a war of words since Israel launched its Operation Protective Shield in the summer of 2014, in response to a Hamas rocket attack that killed two Israeli teenagers.
The attack led to a two-week stalemate that has seen more than 6,600 Palestinians killed.
The Israeli military has accused Hamas of firing rockets into Israel from Gaza that it says were intercepted by its drones.
Israel says the rocket fired from Gaza into southern Israel was intercepted by a drone, but Hamas has denied that, saying that it fired a rocket at an Israeli base in the Sinai Peninsula, causing no casualties or damage.
Hamas also claims that Israel’s drone aircraft have bombed it.