Sources: IDF [Twitter], al-Qassam [Twitter], Janes, AP/YouTube [Interceptor hit footage]
quote: If the interceptors have a 35% success rate and only 500 were fired, then only 175 enemy missiles would have been shot down.So just how many interceptors were fired? (as 500 is unlikely to be the right number) Or rather, how many enemy missiles have been aimed at dust (thus not needed to be intercepted)?
quote: 35% is the absolute minimum success rate assuming the launchers decided that ALL rockets were an immediate threat to the populace.
quote: Iron Dome intentionally ignores some rockets. You can't make claims like 35% until you know the number of rockets the system chose to engage as well as the total number of rockets. 70% might very well be closer to the correct value.Look at it another way. If they reprogrammed the system to engage every rocket it saw, and not ignore any, what would be the number of rockets intercepted? That doesn't even factor in the possibility of the system being overwhelmed because it is no longer carefully choosing its targets, but even so, the number of interceptions would skyrocket (pun intended).